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Aquatic Life Protein Mini Skimmer

Aquatic Life Protein Mini Skimmer

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    It Works just fine

    By techsuperhero on Nov 14, 2021

    Once you set the correct water lever and dial the right flow it does work.removing then putting back the collection cup needs forceful pressure. So that pushes it down and you have to reset the water level. Other then that it works.

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    Not consistant

    By Danielle on Feb 24, 2021

    It is next to impossible to get this thing right. It has been nothing but a pain in the butt! On the bright side, it fits in my biocube perfectly. The only downfall is that the pump doesn't put out consistant flow so I can't keep it dialed in. So... its next to useless.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It Works just fine

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    Once you set the correct water lever and dial the right flow it does work.removing then putting back the collection cup needs forceful pressure. So that pushes it down and you have to reset the water level. Other then that it works.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not consistant

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    It is next to impossible to get this thing right. It has been nothing but a pain in the butt! On the bright side, it fits in my biocube perfectly. The only downfall is that the pump doesn't put out consistant flow so I can't keep it dialed in. So... its next to useless.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Chewy is great. Product is terrible.

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    It overflows like an insane amount. I did all the mods. Nothing. It didn't matter what I did to it. I had it so far out of the water the vent was sucking in air and it still filled the cup in under 30 seconds. Thank goodness it was cheap. Buying something else next payday. This was a waste.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Protein skimmer

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    Nice price. The product arrived quickly. I would recommend this website

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for a tank under 30 gallons

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    The AQUATICLIFE 115 Mini Internal, is a great device, the price and the manufacturing. it toke a little bit to adjust it until I found the correct level so it does not fill the cup with water to fast, but after setting within 4 hours I had the cup with splatters of proteins on the walls and a little bit of water that was not even transparent with all that was in it, cleaning it out and 24 hours latter from the first time running I had the rime of the center peace with a dark ring, and the bet of water in the cup dirty very evident the presences of proteins, the sound that many complain is true but the solution of attaching an air line that I put inside a pill bottle with 2 straws on the opposite The AQUATICLIFE 115 Mini Internal, is a great device, the price and the manufacturing. it toke a little bit to adjust it until I found the correct level so it does not fill the cup with water to fast, but after setting within 4 hours I had the cup with splatters of proteins on the walls and a little bit of water that was not even transparent with all that was in it, cleaning it out and 24 hours latter from the first time running I had the rime of the center peace with a dark ring, and the bet of water in the cup dirty very evident the presences of proteins, the sound that many complain is true but the solution of attaching an air line that I put inside a pill bottle with 2 straws on the opposite end and a small peace of cotton the sound went away simple, fast and in expansive solution . … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Too bad I can't give it a zero

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    I purchased this, knowing that when they are new, they send a lot of micro bubbles into the tank, and make a lot of noise. I did the noise fix that I found everyone was doing, worked good. Micro bubbles went away after about 2 weeks, all is good. Now a few months later, micro bubbles are back and no cleaning or waiting has helped, and they are worse than ever before. By far the absolute worst protein skimmer I have ever used

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Making a difference already!

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    There's a learning curve to these things but after asking a friend how to use this correctly, it's working great. Came pretty much set up. Once you get passed the break-in period and figure out the dial setting that works for you, it's great. It's been picking up a lot of crap, the water is getting clearer and so is the tank. Lots of bubbles in the beginning but once it broke in and I figured it all out, it's a lot better.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Ive had my skimmer for almost a year now and it works great but there are a few flaws. It is a little noisy but most skimmers are, it does produce a lot of microbubbles so it’s best not to put it in the display. I did the airline mod and it helped a lot with the noise. Water levels must be consistent or else it doesn’t work properly so either be on top of evap or get an ATO.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    This skimmer works better than the one I paid over hundred dollars on.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Works, but tough to break-in

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    The price was the deal sealer. This protein skimmer works just fine. My only complaint is how temperamental it is, and how difficult it was to get it working just right. You need to keep in mind that it is a micro skimmer so fine adjustments go a long ways. I was about to send it back but then googled some reviews on it and figured out how to set it up just right...here's what worked for me. First I did the airline modification to quiet it down, refer to YouTube for that. Now setting it up you need to make sure that the waterline is right above the lowest outflow rake. If it's too high or too low it has problems. I also put a rubber hose on the flow knob to allow for easy tuning as the The price was the deal sealer. This protein skimmer works just fine. My only complaint is how temperamental it is, and how difficult it was to get it working just right. You need to keep in mind that it is a micro skimmer so fine adjustments go a long ways. I was about to send it back but then googled some reviews on it and figured out how to set it up just right...here's what worked for me. First I did the airline modification to quiet it down, refer to YouTube for that. Now setting it up you need to make sure that the waterline is right above the lowest outflow rake. If it's too high or too low it has problems. I also put a rubber hose on the flow knob to allow for easy tuning as the knob is small and hard to use. It keeps my 20 long display and 20 long sump crystal clear. As I stated it works but you really have to play around with. Read some articles on the various modifications like the airline mod, adjustment mod, and magnet mod to hold it to the tank. As with all skimmers I wouldn't recommend using one unless you have a sump or AIO to keep the water level at a constant. … more

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