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Aqua C Remora Skimmer with different pump[Resolved]
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tripwater
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PostPosted: 2009.01.03(Sat)9:57    Post subject: Aqua C Remora Skimmer with different pump[Resolved] Reply with quote

Hello,

I am curious about something...if anyone out there has one or has experience with this skimmer, I am seeing that they can come with a maxi jet 1200 pump. Which is basically a powerhead.

In my 55 gallon tank right now I already have 2 powerheads one of which is penguin 1140 which is rated to move the same 300 GPH as the maxi jet. My question is this, can I just use the Penguin instead of buying the combo Aqua C with Maxi-jet? Would this work? Would this be a bad idea?

I looked at the pictures and I assume the skimmer hooks on like the under gravel filters on the bottom of the power head. Which both powerheads I am talking about taper off and should attach. This is my first skimmer so I am not sure how the powerhead/pump actually attaches and works with the skimmer (obviously).

Any thoughts on this would be great. Because if I can use the powerhead I have now, I can just order the skimmer without and save money.

Thank you for your time


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Michael L.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.04(Sun)23:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with that brand of powerhead, but assuming that it pumps the same volume of water, it should be okay. Really though, a maxijet power head is less than $20 and having the peace of mind of a reliable skimmer pump is worth a lot more than that to me. If you trust the pump, then no problem.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I went ahead and got it with the Maxijet.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.16(Fri)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as a follow up I got the Remora and the Maxijet skimmer and it seems to be working like a charm. I am not an expert in skimmers, in fact this is my first, but I will say it seems to be working perfectly.

I would recommend this skimmer. Wink
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