View Full Version : Bubble Magnus Curve 9 Skimmer Recommendations ?

06-08-2013, 06:00 PM
I need to upgrade my skimmer and was wondering if anyone who is currently using a Curve 9 will be willing to share their thoughts about how they like their curve 9 ?

I currently have a under-rated skimmer on my set-up that I have to up-grade soon or deal with the problems that can come with not having a proper skimmer

I have a heavy stocked set-up with about 250 gallons of water (180 gallon tank with 70 gallons of water in a 100 gallon sump).

How well does the curve 9 really work and how much noise does it make ?

06-09-2013, 01:22 AM
Good thread, I'm looking at the 9 right now for my 180.

06-09-2013, 01:33 AM

have a look ;)

06-09-2013, 01:45 AM
I have no input for you about the Curve you're looking at, but a couple things I was taught about skimmers;
You've covered the tank capacity as many skimmers under $500 are over-rated, so cut the #s in half
The other thing that I learned, and I can't find any info online about the 9, is what kind of air intake capability does it have ?
Anything less than 500l/hr is a waste of money

Good luck

06-09-2013, 01:52 AM
Air draws:
SP-1000 (curve 5 pump): 300 L/H
SP-2000 (curve 7 pump): 520 L/H
SP-4000 (curve 9 pump): 900 L/H

And yap skimmers are most of the time overrate. About half to the lowest number in the rating is about right.

06-09-2013, 01:57 AM
Thanks guys

The skimmer is rated for 240 to 400 gallons (which my set-up is at the minimum of that scale), and it is rated for 900L/hr air intake based on the on-line info that I found.

By all accounts, assuming the manufacture over rates their product, it should still be at least close to working on a heavy stocked 180 gallon tank.

But having said that, I have always found first hand experience to trump the best of theories

I have read through Lockrookies thread, I have have even seen his tank in person (outstanding tank BTW). Just looking to get as much input as I can.

Thanks again guys

Keep it coming !!!