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Old 01/08/2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP! Which would you choose?

Now I'm confused!
I need to choose a skimmer for my future 55 gal. mixed fish/invert. It will have a 30 gal. sump w/DSB. I would like the skimmer to either be in sump or if HOB then it must be capable of being hung on the sump.
I've had people say Aqua C is best choice,and others say Aqua C is junk, go with Euroreef Rs80. I can't afford two skimmers so help !
I'll go with the majority choice - Aqua C or Euroreef Rs80? Which would you choose? I want efficient,quiet and no microbubbles in my tank!


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Old 01/08/2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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Both are good products


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Old 01/08/2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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for in sump i choose aqua c because it is almost maintance free


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Old 01/08/2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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Euroreef IMO is a better product than the aqua c.

I have a euroreef and it does a fantastic job.


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Old 01/08/2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Definately Euroreef of the 2.

Even better, get an Octopus, spend 20 min modding it, and get a better skimmer than both for less $.


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Old 01/08/2008, 11:48 PM   #6
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impur who makes the octopus, and what is the mod that you do to improve it?


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Old 01/09/2008, 01:14 AM   #7
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I have an Aqua C it's junk, don't buy one.


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Old 01/09/2008, 09:47 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Fischer's Angel
impur who makes the octopus, and what is the mod that you do to improve it?
http://www.octopusskimmer.com/

And here is a step by step thread to get it to 40schf. Involves 3 mods, adding mesh to the needlewheel, redoing the venturi, and boring out the exit elbow. Takes roughly 20-30 min.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...readid=1284642

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Old 01/09/2008, 10:43 AM   #9
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i run a stock Octopus NW150 on my 55 and am pleased with the results. Can't beat the price...


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:47 AM   #10
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Nice thing about the Euroreef Rs80, other than the rather great repuation for actually working. IS that within that premise and the confidence by your peers who use them. Is that should you need to upgrade or god forbid get out of the hobby. You will not have a problem selling it.


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:52 AM   #11
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Most of people's hate feelings of Aqua C come from the Remora/Urchin line. Their EV-line however is very solid. An ev-120 would be killer in there.


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