Works well in tight spaces
Posted: 5/20/2015 from STATEN ISLAND, NY UNITED STATE
I have an Aqueon Proflex Sump Model 1, and I am very shabby on space, so I needed a skimmer that could fit snugly in my second chamber without making a mess, right next to my granulated carbon poly bag.
I've had this amazing skimmer for about a month now and it ROCKS! It will overflow the collection cup for about a week, so you will have to break it in. For that I recommend adding 3 inches of 1/2" tubing to the overflow tube from the collection cup, just in case you forget to empty it out. To my pure delight, it runs very quiet, and does an excellent job of grabbing detritus, along with your usual boat-load of crap. I easily give it 5 stars because you will not find a better skimmer for the price and for the quality, and the thin design allows it to fit pretty much wherever you need it. Also, you not need buy anything else. It's pretty much plug and play, and it also has the popular cone chamber design.
I did need to raise it a couple of inches from the sump floor because it functions best between 7-9 inches of water. A little plastic basket at the $.99 store did the trick. Clean and mess free. I got my bang for my buck$.
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