Bubble-Magus skimmers are practical and highly efficient. These skimmers offer innovative features along with reliable pumps at an affordable price: which makes them a great value.
The BM-NAC5E skimmer has all the right features to make a great hang-on skimmer. These features include: a needle wheel pump with a venturi intake that produce just the right amount and size of air bubbles, an air silencer for quiet operation, a collection cup drain to reduce cleaning frequency, a new union connector to allow quick pump removal and a bubble-trap output to minimize air bubbles getting back to your aquarium
Bubble Magus NAC5E Hang-On Skimmer Specifications
Tank Capability : 80G-135G
Air intake: 450L/H
Pump power: 28W, 110V 60Hz
Cylinder Diameter: 5"
Dimensions: 11.8"L x 6.3"W x 20.5"H
Bubble Magus Hang On Back Protein Skimmer
Not so great
Posted: 6/19/2013 from CORAL SPRINGS, FL UNITED STATE
This protein skimmer has to have air on all the way or it over flows and even then it constantly over flows. Of course all my plugs to pumps lights ect. are behind my tank making this unreliable skimmer a hazard!! One plus is when it does work properly, maintaining the proper water level, it is extremely efficient. I wish it would just settle down and maintain!!
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good and bad
Posted: 5/26/2013 from Las Vegas, NV UNITED STATES
It took about a week to break in and now seems to be pulling a good amount of skimate off. The pump is very noisy. I'm hoping it will have a break in period and quiet down but I'm beginning to doubt that will happen. The Poor instructions made it difficult to figure out the origional start up without outside help from you tube. It is also a little tricky to get the pump to prime when starting up after it is turned off. Beyond the set up difficulities and the noise it apears to be working very well and I would recomend it over the Remora skimmer it replaced.
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Bubble Magus NAC5E
Posted: 4/30/2013 from ROSEDALE, MD UNITED STATES
I've been running this protein skimmer on my 55 reef for about 5 weeks. I had a lot of micro bubbles at first but once it broke in the bubbles disappeared. Had to raise it up like the previous user to prevent overflowing. Once I got it set right it's been performing very nice.
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Received 2 E3s for Christmas
Posted: 3/12/2013 from AUGUSTA, GA UNITED STATES
I received 2 BM E3 skimmers for Christmas. This is the first time I have used protein skimmers on my tanks. I ran vinegar and water through them prior to installing them on my tanks (30 gallon/40 gallon). Within days they were both pulling dark gunk from the water. To keep them from overflowing, I had to raise both skimmers up with shims. After two months, one pump went bad. Seaside Aquatics shipped me a new pump priority mail with no hassle.
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