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Old 09-19-2008, 1:33 AM   #1
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Marineland Advanced In-Sump Skimmer

Ok, so I've just started setting my tank up after having it sit empty for a few months and I needed a skimmer. I went over to Marine Fish, and at Dave's advice, got the Marineland 100 Advanced In-Sump Skimmer... (by the way, that ARC discount is ******)

Since I don't have a tank established yet, I can't tell you what kind of gunk its going to pull out, soooo being an engineer, i've decided to make some dirty water for it to skim. Mainly so I can break it in (it says 5 days in the manual, but i was going to do 2 weeks) and also so I can see how this thing performs.

Originally I took a 5 gallon bucket, filled it partly with salt water, and then poured in some brine shrimp mix as the dirt

I placed in the skimmer and turned it on, and within 5 minutes the mix, in entirity was inside the collection cup haha, so my guess is it works well?? I will have to see how it does with something less solid later, but it produces mass amounts of tiny bubbles and its extremely quite... can't hear a thing

Oh, did I mention its footprint is like 5 inches??

I'll post pics up later, here is the factory photo

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Old 09-19-2008, 4:27 AM   #2
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i have the 300 pro and i was amazed.

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Old 09-19-2008, 7:20 AM   #3
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Looks like a little coralife super skimmer. Hopefully they work better however. I mean, those things skim very well, but I know they went thu a period of leaky parts. Good thinking of starting it up now and getting it thu the break in period. Let us know how it works out on the tank.

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Old 09-19-2008, 7:51 AM   #4
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mine cam from a display at macna so no break infor me.

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:05 AM   #5
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im still looking at ways to modify it, not that it needs any modification, but perfection is always one step closer you know? any ideas SW junky?

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The only mods I could possibly think of is mesh modding the impeller and possibly a recirc if you wanted to pull a bit more gunk. I dont know if the recirc would do more harm than good though because I cant see how the pump feeds into the chamber. Maybe you could add a bubble plate? I cant really see the chamber all that well in the stock pic so I dunno.

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I have a 120 I am in the process of building. Was thinking of going with an octo. but like the footprint of the marineland. You can not replce parts on it though so I here. Any input would be helpful. Also, is one better than the other? Price is equivalent.

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Old 09-20-2008, 10:41 PM   #8
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I have one for my 125g, it works great!

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Old 09-21-2008, 6:25 AM   #9
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nope no ideas .

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Old 04-02-2009, 8:57 PM   #10
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Hows it working after a couple months? I was thinking of getting a 300 for my 90 gal.

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Old 04-02-2009, 9:08 PM   #11
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I've been using a 300 in the sump for my 70G for a couple of months and I am very happy with it. Works great, small foot print and easy to clean the cup.
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I have a 300 on my system and I can't keep up with the cup. It skims like crazy. It did take a while to get it broke in.

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I have a 300 on my system and I can't keep up with the cup. It skims like crazy. It did take a while to get it broke in.
The breaking in period takes forever. I have the 100 gallon model in my 65 gallon setup. The manual says something like a week or 10 days but it took like a month to get the thing broken in for me. And it is very sensitive to the water level in the tank.

Though I do have to say I love the compact design!! And now that it's been up and running for a number of months, it does a very good job. And if you use an ATO, then the thing is very predictable so you know when you'll have to clean out the cup.

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took me a week

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