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Old 01-02-2010, 01:36 AM   #31
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Is this it? Thought it looked familiar.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...0&pcatid=19310
That is the JBJ I mention earlier. I believe they are all the same filter, the JBJ has UV, the others do not. I think the intake kit is better on the SunSUn. I got the Skimmer to work(had nasty protein build up) and I am still in love.

The filter pads for either the JBJ or Marineland will work.
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I got the Skimmer to work(had nasty protein build up) and I am still in love.
does it come with skimmer?
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:46 AM   #33
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does it come with skimmer?
Yup, comes with a surface skimmer. Was tricky for me to prime at first, but great now.
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Yup, comes with a surface skimmer. Was tricky for me to prime at first, but great now.
could you divulge a little how was it tricky?

just tryin to get ready for the big day
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:14 AM   #35
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could you divulge a little how was it tricky?

just tryin to get ready for the big day
not using the skimmer it primes in a second. With the skimmer, it sucks in some air.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:38 AM   #36
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well i just took the plunge and bought one of these off no ebay links allowed my first canister filter, going to put it on my 29g and replace my DIY
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not using the skimmer it primes in a second. With the skimmer, it sucks in some air.
thanks
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:56 PM   #38
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The skimmer is interesting. It looks fixed. Is it fixed or does it float with water level? Keep us posted on how that works. If it's fixed I guess you'd have to ensure water level is very consistent. That would be a pain if the range is too narrow.

Great feature to have included at this price point. Lookng forward to more updates.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:14 PM   #39
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The skimmer is interesting. It looks fixed. Is it fixed or does it float with water level? Keep us posted on how that works. If it's fixed I guess you'd have to ensure water level is very consistent. That would be a pain if the range is too narrow.

Great feature to have included at this price point. Lookng forward to more updates.
The skimmer floats. I have never seen a fixed skimmer before, that would be impossible, it would either not skim or suck air.
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i loved the idea of the skimmer, only thing i'm worried about is my kribensis make a happened of ripping up my dwarf hairgrass every now and again as they see fit. worried it could possibly clog the filter
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You don't have to use the skimmer. It has a cap. Further, it has a grate that helps protect it from just this thing.
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The fluval surface skimmer I have looks like pretty much the same design. If the submerged intake gets clogged, the skimmer part needs to draw in more water, which causes it to suck in air.
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Im thinking of getting this filter for my tank, jbj nano 12 lol.

When you guys say that its easy to prime, thats just to prime it right? Do I have to do that everytime the power goes out?
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still waiting for my filter to come in the mail, i ordered Jan 01 but due to the holiday i haven't expected it to ship till atleast today. Shipping time was state for 7 days or so, usually sooner..

so i plan to have it by next week, pretty excited..

honestly, being that i ordered on new years eve, i was a little inebriated to say the least, so i had forgotten i even bought it until i saw the paypal receipt in my e-mail

still excited none the less
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bought mine the same day. still waiting for an email saying its on its way or that the seller him/her-self has looked at the order. all i have is the auto reply emails
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