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Okay so I am setting up another saltwater tank, this will make 6 including the 2 QT's. The tank will be a 65 and I wish to keep this one on the simple side. It will house my 7 benghai cardinals and an assortment of mushrooms, zoas and polyps. There is no way to put a sump on this tank, but I want a skimmer for it. Budget is around $200 and I want a HOB style skimmer. I have a few coralife 65's but I keep hearing they are no good, so I am looking for a suggestion for something that will fit my bill. Any suggestions?
 

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$200 is a bit of a challenge for a decently designed new HOB skimmer. If you can stretch your budget a bit, the AquaMaxx HOB1 is a good bang for the $$$ @ $240+HST. The SRO LX1000s is a great performer but @$385+HST. I've only used the latter and it's a great HOB skimmer.

IMHO/E those are the only two that I would spend my money on. As much as I love the Deltec MCE600, replacement parts are tough to get nowadays.

CoraLife skimmers are prone to overflowing. It takes a bit of time modding to get the most out of it. There is info out there but in an HOB application, you must keep an eagle eye on it.

JM2C
 

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Tom is selling the deltec MCE 600 for $250. I'm sure you could give him $200 and possibly throw something in to trade. If I remember correct I sold one of these units to Erik a few years back and he was pretty happy with it. Contact tom g and dax and get their review on it
 

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