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    Default aqua c remora skimmer?

    somebody really know how really work the aqua c remora skimmer . how long take to skim? can be used inside the sump yes or not and why? and any other info.... thanks

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    Senior Member
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    Jan 2009
    Dracut, Ma



    The aqua c is a hang on the back skimmer...they are great skimmers.....the amount of time it takes to skim a tank depends on the size of the tank and how much there is to can be hung on the sump if its a tank and its tall enough.

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    The urchin and the urchin pro of the aquaC can be used as in the sump
    The remora and the nano version are hang on back or hang on tank
    They take a few days to start skimming
    It's okay if you going to used the hang on back but if you going to use for in the sump, there are so many other great in sump skimmers out there and they cost less than the AquaC
    Last edited by roy; 04-29-2012 at 06:50 PM.

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    Old Sea Dog
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    Groton Ma


    the metal screens can clog and need to be back flush occasionally

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    Boston, MA


    I am selling an Aqua C Pro Urchin now, $120, like-new condition.
    40 gallon Cadlights Artisan Tank with Ecotech Radion and MP40 running on Apex controller.

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    This is not the for sale thread

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    Carver, Ma


    the problem most run into with the Remora is they are not efficiently surface skimming so they do not get optimum performance. In tank a self adjusting surface skimmer will help a lot. The one AquaC sells are not very good you need on like Hagen makes that are self adjusting to water level. The other issue is there is no air control. Other issues can be the venturi getting clogged the smallest piece of anything will kill production. They do a decent job and may take a week or so to start producing depending on the bioload of the tank.

    The issue with running the Remora skimmer on sump is the drop of the water. When I ran mine in sump I just used a piece of acrylic at a an angle for the water to run down to stop noise and salt spray. My pump was place where the over drained it worked well.

    Over all for a HOB skimmer it works well but once you are running it is a sump, well there are so many better option. I have run AquaC skimmers for over 8years and still do, I like their EV series they are built like a tank and do their job well. But when the Remora and Urchin came out they were in a different time well before skimmers got smaller and more efficient. They were at the top of the pack back then, now not so much.
    Last edited by delta; 05-01-2012 at 07:43 AM.
    200g reef/150g sump
    AquaC EV240 w/GenX pcx-40/Mak4
    Tunze 6001x2 w/Aquasurf

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