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DigitalWeight
04-03-2013, 03:29 AM
I am in the process of getting 120G 48x24x24 tank made with a 50G sump (tank build thread to come). As usual, I am getting myself all confused by the various choices out there for various products. Most of all with the choice of skimmers. I consider this one of my most important choices so want to do it right.

Based on a bunch of research I have drilled it down to the following four skimmers and wondering if anyone has any views on which one would work best for my build. I know there are a million different opinions on this, but just want to hear some of those.

Here is what I have come up with (in order of what I think is the best choice):

1. CSC-150 Cone Skimmer (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/CSC-150-200G.html)

2. Super Reef Octopus 2000 (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/Super-Reef-Octopus-2000-Internal-Protein-Skimmer-180-Gallons.html)

3. ATI PowerCone I-Series 200 (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/ATI-PowerCone-I-Series-200-Protein-skimmer.html) - this one is quite a bit more expensive

4. Reef Octopus Extreme Diablo XS 200 (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/Reef-Octopus-Extreme-XS-200.html)

Thoughts and advice?

denny_CC
04-03-2013, 04:00 AM
I am in the process of getting 120G 48x24x24 tank made with a 50G sump (tank build thread to come). As usual, I am getting myself all confused by the various choices out there for various products. Most of all with the choice of skimmers. I consider this one of my most important choices so want to do it right.

Based on a bunch of research I have drilled it down to the following four skimmers and wondering if anyone has any views on which one would work best for my build. I know there are a million different opinions on this, but just want to hear some of those.

Here is what I have come up with (in order of what I think is the best choice):

1. CSC-150 Cone Skimmer (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/CSC-150-200G.html)

2. Super Reef Octopus 2000 (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/Super-Reef-Octopus-2000-Internal-Protein-Skimmer-180-Gallons.html)

3. ATI PowerCone I-Series 200 (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/ATI-PowerCone-I-Series-200-Protein-skimmer.html) - this one is quite a bit more expensive

4. Reef Octopus Extreme Diablo XS 200 (http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/Reef-Octopus-Extreme-XS-200.html)

Thoughts and advice?

im for the diablo , if you want to see one in action i have one running at the store


ps: i was off today buddy but dropped in to work for the evening and am working on the email you sent and your drawings;)

cheeres

denny

DigitalWeight
04-03-2013, 04:33 AM
Cool - thanks Denny.

Skimmer King
04-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Digital what was wrongwith the Vertex cones Like the Vertex 200 cone. a amazing skimmer. and that are not that much either.

Have you looked on RC to see what you can get. you can get a decent priced Bubble King skimmer at a really low cost.


If you want PM me your budget and sump size and i can ask my US friends on a price too for ya .

DigitalWeight
04-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Thanks Skimmer - PM sent!