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Old 01/11/2008, 07:54 PM   #26
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Here's a good deal!
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:08 PM   #27
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Just picked up an Octopus 3 pump skimmer from Mark at reefdepot.net. Its almost half the price of my EuroReef and is built just as good...Remember some skimmers will cost you double after you factor in the cost of running the high amp pumps.

IMHO Octopus or EuroReef are the only to go in the long run.

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Old 01/11/2008, 08:08 PM   #28
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WOW! I would love to have that skimmer but, I don't have that much money. It's a awesome skimmer for sure!


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:17 PM   #29
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The Octo pumps use a lot of watts. Not sure how Octo is saving you power useage over the ER as Sedras and Gen-X use a lot too.

For wattage, nothing moves as much water + air with so little power as the Sicce pumps that ATI uses. Not even close.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:25 PM   #30
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Ledzep, you are welcome to come over and check out the ATI if you want.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:28 PM   #31
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Thanks, I will let you know if I would swing by. Would you have any more pictues of it? Like close ups? Is it a needle wheel? I might have to look into these skimmers some more.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:37 PM   #32
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:45 PM   #33
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Holy Crap thats a lot of bubbles! Thanks for those photos and video you are a BIG help. I think I might go with that skimmer. I'm still looking at reviews and information about them.


More suggestions would help too. Thanks everyone for their help, it is very much appreciated.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:44 PM   #34
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How do you guys rate ATI compared to H&S skimmer?

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Old 01/11/2008, 10:24 PM   #35
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Here's my old H&S. They are great skimmers and very well built. I've never owned an ATI, so I won't comment on them.








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Old 01/12/2008, 12:33 PM   #36
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What do you guys think of the aquac 2002 series EV-200? I have heard good things about them and was wondering what you guys think? Thanks


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Old 01/12/2008, 12:39 PM   #37
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Here's my old H&S. They are great skimmers and very well built. I've never owned an ATI, so I won't comment on them.





What type of H&S skimmer is that? Looks like it does the job!


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Old 01/12/2008, 12:47 PM   #38
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That's a 200-f3x2001. It was an excellent skimmer. It was on 300g total water volume and did an awesome job.

there is a 200-f2x2001 for sale for $650 shipped in the for sale forum. Not a bad deal.

If you're not in a huge hurry, I'd wait for the new Coralvue skimmers I posted the link to earlier in this thread. I don't think you can beat it for $450.

The aquac skimmers work pretty well, but can be a pain to setup sometimes.


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Old 01/12/2008, 10:49 PM   #39
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Old 01/13/2008, 06:26 AM   #40
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Lights and skimmer make a huge difference in what you can keep sucessfully. Make the right decision based on reviews and information on products that people actually own and have used not on what people "think" is the right product.


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Old 01/13/2008, 09:42 AM   #41
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Lights and skimmer make a huge difference in what you can keep sucessfully. Make the right decision based on reviews and information on products that people actually own and have used not on what people "think" is the right product.
Very well said. It is very hard to choose the right skimmer with everyone's opinions. It is as if all of them are good. Tough decision on my part. I would like to thank eveeryone for their help. I have learned a lot of the week about all the different types of skimmer. If anyone has any more suggestions, please Let me know in this thread, I check it very often. Thanks again


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Old 01/13/2008, 09:52 AM   #42
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LedZep, skip the AquaC there are better skimmer designs on the market. Like AquaticMan stated, If you can wait I should have the new Octopus pro skimmer in this week. If I runs they way I am expecting it too, You can come on over to my place and see it first hand. Otherwise if you are in a pinch and was looking for a sump style skimmer, go with the BM 250.


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Old 01/13/2008, 10:03 AM   #43
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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


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P.S How are you liking your Reeflo? I have heard good things about them.


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If you are willing to spend the cash for a BM 250, go with the Reeflo 200. I have never heard one single person complain about the Reeflo skimmers. It would absolutely tear the DOCs out of your 120g, and if you want to upgrade to a bigger tank, it will handle a much bigger system.


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If you are willing to spend the cash for a BM 250, go with the Reeflo 200. I have never heard one single person complain about the Reeflo skimmers. It would absolutely tear the DOCs out of your 120g, and if you want to upgrade to a bigger tank, it will handle a much bigger system.

He's looking for an in-sump skimmer.


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Aren't those external skimmers though? I'm looking into getting a in-sump skimmer because I don't have that much room under my stand.


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by JRaquatics
LedZep, skip the AquaC there are better skimmer designs on the market. Like AquaticMan stated, If you can wait I should have the new Octopus pro skimmer in this week. If I runs they way I am expecting it too, You can come on over to my place and see it first hand. Otherwise if you are in a pinch and was looking for a sump style skimmer, go with the BM 250. [/QUOTE

For a 120 gal tank would a BM 200 be a better fit then the BM250? Are they way under rated on tank size?


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