Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer 65 gallon
A Great Skimmer
I bought the 220 gallon skimmer for my 150-gallon reef tank (has approximately 30 gallons of sump, too) several years ago and the skimmer has run flawlessly ever since. It is easy to clean, reliable, and really gets the gunk out of the water!
The circuit breaker for my tank started randomly tripping a month or so ago (of course, only when I was at work or asleep). I would reset it and all would be fine for several days. This morning, my wife said the tank smelled. I checked the skimmer and discovered the pump had finally quit - when I plugged it in the kitchen, it tripped the breaker there.
I don't have a problem at all with the pump giving out after (at least) three or four years.
September 16, 2013
The product does it's job extremely well.
Having owed one for several months, I recently bought a second. I find this skimmer to be very reliable and easy to clean. I did put some teflon tape on the threads to which the collection cup is attached. I find it seals better, and makes it easier to remove the cup for cleaning. I did have a very small snail some how get into the air intake. I used a small nail to push him out and get the bubble flow started again. I have used a lot of different skimmers over my many years of reef keeping and find this to be one of the best.
June 20, 2013
Actually, It Keeps On Runnin' Like A Top
Well, 1 year with the Coralife Super Skimmer 65G. It actually is a well built product. The collection cup takes Hulk like twists to close properly, but by cleaning the seal it makes it a whole lot easier. I just finished my yearly FULL CLEAN, running it out of tank in vinegar and warm water. Did wonders. I have often thought of switching many times, but that is only my frustration talking to me. Everything is not perfect, but I sure as heck wish it were! Overall, 1 year later, I am very pleased. Coralife Customer Support is GREAT. Two thumbs up for not breaking the bank and really delivering on specs. Get one.
May 19, 2013
I would recomend this protein skimmer to anyone. The instructions say to give it 72 hrs.to reach its potential, mine was running full out 10 minutes after I hung it on my sump. It has now been running for 36 hours and is still running beautifully. Glad I bought a Coralife 65
February 1, 2013