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Old 01/11/2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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got my new skimmer, extreme octopus

soon as glass cages ships me my sump get to install under my 125 gallon.

here is link to who is making the extreme octopus that premium aquatics is selling








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Old 01/11/2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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extreme intnw150


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:30 AM   #3
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I believe they make the "other" skimmmers as well. Coral Vue is the US distributor for the Reef Octopus brand, and the have a license on the brand. The Marine Solutions website (that was selling the skimmers) was selling them as well, in some sort of violation of branding laws or some such.

So they have branded them SWC. They did this to avoid legal issues. But I am almost certain it is the same skimmer, just a different label.

Customer service seems to be better with the Reef Octopus skimmers though, from what I have read.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:42 AM   #4
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What's the foot print on that? and height please, that was the one I was looking at for my 125g. I was going to pm you to let me know which skimmer you went with so I can have a better idea of what I should get.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:55 AM   #5
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Skimmer looks awesome!! Nice choice


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Old 01/11/2008, 01:45 PM   #6
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Ones from SWC come with sicce pumps, ones from Coralvue come with the standard Octopus pumps.


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:29 PM   #7
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footprint i believe is 7" x 12"


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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thereefstop.com has them and premium aquatics.


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:31 PM   #9
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the picture on website is different than actual skimmer cause outflow tube is actually below bubble plate in side not above like website pic shows.


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:50 PM   #10
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can't wait to get everything running cause i got a lot of stuff to sell once its all done.


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Old 01/12/2008, 01:01 PM   #11
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do you know what the difference between the INT-PS150 & the TS150 Is?


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:24 PM   #12
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not sure the difference really but just fired mine up after going through pain in butt to start two u tube overflow and sucking up a bunch of saltwater. Holy crap this thing produces some freakin foam, i'm gonna have to post a video on this.


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:31 PM   #13
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at least take a picture.

two u-tubes ?

are you running its direct feed from a u-tube overflow?


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:36 PM   #14
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i have 2 600 gph over flows u-tube style so i don't have to worry about floods and tested it so i know it restarts ok. my 125 has 1200 gph flow through sump and my 75 gallon has 600 gph flow through its sump. Both water drains into skimmer section of sump than flow to 2nd area which is refugium and than into 3rd where mag pump return is. Thats how i did both, hose go to a bubble tower so no micro bubbles get back to display tank.


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:38 PM   #15
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this is how both my setups run.


http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:40 PM   #16
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look at last picture at bottom of page got my idea for bubble trap here on melev page


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:53 PM   #17
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im interested to see your video, my dnw-200 might need to be replaced if it doesnt start working right. it seems all the rave reviews were for the nw series i cant find anything on the dnw's. the air intake in the venturi is the problem, it makes a 90 degree turn and gets clogged with salt creep. I would drill it out and mod it like every one does in the octopus thread but they dont sell replacement parts for the dnw's.


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