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Old 01/09/2008, 01:49 PM
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Octopus BH-300f vs Bermuda Rogue

I'm looking for advice on a new HOB skimmer for my 90g to replace my CSS220, and I'm interested in these two skimmers:

Octopus BHF300F
http://www.marinesolutionsinc.com/ca...duct_info.html

Bermuda Aquatics Rogue Wave
http://www.fragfarmer.com/Bermuda-Aq...ave-p-889.html


I know the 300BH300F is new, but has there been any testing that could compare to the Rogue?

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:23 PM
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Well I have a rogue and its by far the best hot i've ever had and will pull alot of nog. IMO the best are the rogue, mce600 and turbofloater blue 3000 but no one has tested it yet. And its 520bux....pry the reason why. I have a octo300f on its way to me so i'll test it out and see what its all about. I'll have it up against my rogue on my 75g test tank. Should be here in a few days. But honestly i don't think it'll work for anything above a 75g as the pump's only pull a scfh of air. I think modded they will do around 5scfh but that will also draw up the gph h20 and teh skimmer most likely won't be able to handle that kind of flow. Time el tell
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Old 01/09/2008, 03:06 PM
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If I had to choose for a 90g its definetly going to be the rogue, hands down.
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Old 01/09/2008, 06:29 PM
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I appreciate the input.
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Old 01/09/2008, 06:30 PM
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Well I have a rogue and its by far the best hot i've ever had and will pull alot of nog. IMO the best are the rogue, mce600 and turbofloater blue 3000 but no one has tested it yet. And its 520bux....pry the reason why. I have a octo300f on its way to me so i'll test it out and see what its all about. I'll have it up against my rogue on my 75g test tank. Should be here in a few days. But honestly i don't think it'll work for anything above a 75g as the pump's only pull a scfh of air. I think modded they will do around 5scfh but that will also draw up the gph h20 and teh skimmer most likely won't be able to handle that kind of flow. Time el tell
I've also seen you suggest the Mag-Drive 5 for the pump, right?
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:00 PM
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Wouldn't a Rogue driven by a Mag 5 put tons of micros bubbles back to the tank?
On the other hand, if a un-modded Resun 225F can only draw 1 scfh of air, that's pretty bad.
If i were you i would wait for the ATB HOB...
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:56 PM
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If i were you i would wait for the ATB HOB...
Hmm... I haven't seen anything about that. But seeing the price of the in-sump skimmers, I'm going to guess the price would be a bit high for me.
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:53 PM
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Why? The rogue releases nearly zero micro's and does around 900lph with the mag5.
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:52 PM
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Why? The rogue releases nearly zero micro's and does around 900lph with the mag5.
From what little I've found on the ATB HOT skimmer is that it is projected to do around 300-400lph - though I'm not sure how reliable that is. The Rogue seems to have its number there.
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:45 PM
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Well, i'm just having a hard time convincing myself that a cone is that different than any other skimmer out there. Sure there's less backpressure but come on, its not worth what the price is.
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:07 PM
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Well, i'm just having a hard time convincing myself that a cone is that different than any other skimmer out there. Sure there's less backpressure but come on, its not worth what the price is.
It'll also be interesting to hear your thought on the Octopus when you get it up and going.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:09 PM
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Good anwers luke. Hey did you ever test a terminator II for any length of time?
 

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