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Scubasteve23
11-04-2010, 03:26 AM
So i have been shopping around and im kinda confused as to what the best bang for ur buck is for a short skimmer.... i want something that will skim a 150 gallons heavy bio load with ease and has a collection cup that can hold more than a days worth or that will at least have the option of having an external collection cup.

thanks in advance guys

ElGuappo
11-04-2010, 05:11 AM
oops double post..

ElGuappo
11-04-2010, 05:13 AM
i was out and about today and saw a vertex 100 at redcoral and it looked pretty money ( nice bubble plate etc)... not too sure how big the 150 would be but they vertex 100 is far shorter than my euroreef 80... it does have a bit bigger footprint tho..

fishytime
11-04-2010, 01:25 PM
or if you wanna break the bank......BK mini 180:biggrin:

cale262
11-04-2010, 05:29 PM
I have a Vertex 180 in one of my tanks that I'm pretty happy with thus far...A BK may eventually find it's way in there but costs more bling...can you say "bling" anymore?

viperfish
11-04-2010, 06:02 PM
I have a Vertex 180 in one of my tanks that I'm pretty happy with thus far...A BK may eventually find it's way in there but costs more bling

The Vertex 180 is hardly a short skimmer at 24.5" tall. I think ScubaSteve23 was looking for something quite a bit shorter, his current skimmer is an Eshopps PSK-200 that is 23" tall.

bvlester
11-05-2010, 03:35 AM
The aqua medic T5000 shorty is short but works great...

Bill

viperfish
11-05-2010, 05:36 AM
The aqua medic T5000 shorty is short but works great...

Bill

+1 on the T5000. I have one on my SPS tank and this thing skims like a dream.

hillegom
11-05-2010, 05:37 AM
I am not using one, but the tunze 9010 is short. No idea if it is any good though!

Scubasteve23
11-05-2010, 07:18 AM
hmmm, Rod what are the height measurements on your skimmer? Im thinking that i will redo the sump and make it smaller with room for an inline skimmer...think yours would fit?

viperfish
11-05-2010, 03:01 PM
My Skimmer is 24" tall so not really short.

Sunee
11-05-2010, 03:14 PM
There is an SWC Xtreme 180 - only 21" high, may fit your specs.

viperfish
11-05-2010, 06:51 PM
My Skimz SM-121 is only 20.5" tall and is good up to 190 Gal. Skimz like a MF!

Scubasteve23
11-06-2010, 08:44 AM
ok Thanks, Ill be looking at what i can do here soon