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Old 01/13/2008, 02:35 PM   #51
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Old 01/13/2008, 02:36 PM   #52
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The 250 is overkill IMO unless you NEED a recirc skimmer which I dont believe anybody NEEDS. The BM 250 is rated for 500+ gallons which, if anything like the BM 200, is acurate. Unless you think that you may be changing setups to somewhere around a 500 gallon reef or 400+ with heavy stocking and have a couple hundred extra dollars, stick with the BM 200 and you will have the same great skimming.
The heart of the skimmer is the Sicce pump wich delivers a great water to air ratio that seems to really work in that skimmer body. Extremely small air bubbles are formed. I would imagine the pump will make any skimmer work just as good.
This is just my opinion based on my observations with my own ATI skimmer and the reviews of others that I have read that own the BM 200 and BM 250.

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Old 01/13/2008, 05:51 PM   #53
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Yea, I will probably end up waiting for the new Octopus. I read your thread about it and I was wondering, the pump, is it what makes the skimmer so superior to other skimmers? Also, when is the release date of these skimmers? Thanks


P.S How are you liking your Reeflo? I have heard good things about them.
I am not going to say this skimmer is going to be better of keep up with any other skimmer until I actually have it. The motor itself is a solid performer, I am hoping the volute and the venturi are designed correctly to be a great performing pump. I love my Reeflo 200 it is a real outstanding skimmer.

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Old 01/13/2008, 07:03 PM   #54
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Yeah, I for one can't see why you are considering switching. At least, not to that. These are not Red Dragon pumps. Only the motor is the same. They may work well, but I rather suspect the comparison will be like that between the Quiet One and the Sicce: Sicce is superior. These will be to Red Dragon like QO is to Sicce.

Are you just testing, or are you planning to dump your Reeflo?

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