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Old 09/30/2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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skimmer opinion?

Currently upgrading my 60gal to 150gal 60x24x24"
need help choosing a skimmer, I only have a $500 budget.
any recommendations?? tank will be mostly sps, with some
softies and lps. currently looking at euro reef RS250, and
aqua C EV240. any body have luck with AQUA C?
Any suggestions would be appreciated


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Old 09/30/2007, 02:04 PM   #2
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Ive got the EV-240 and now that I know how it functions, It works great. Its a VERY quality built skimmer. Jendub and Gcarrol both use them...


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Old 09/30/2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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I would check out a BM200 while your at it.


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Old 09/30/2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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you can ask loc01 to make one for you and I'm sure it'll be awesome.


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Old 09/30/2007, 03:49 PM   #5
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i have an Aqua C 240 on a 225 with mag 18. Works great once it's dialed in. I am running 50% sps in the tank and keep the mitrates under 5ppm. I would like to get it closer to 0 so I am looking at buying an RC500. I listed the Aqua C for sale somewhere on here.


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Old 09/30/2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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for $500 I will wait for a used deltec or H&S last choice will be a used euro reef. A lot of people get out of this expensive hobby now like house fore closure so you can get a great deal on expensive skimmer.


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Old 09/30/2007, 08:06 PM   #7
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For sps the aquaC would probably be the best choice, the spray foam induction really seems to blast the gunk out of the water. Most successful sps tanks I have seen use either aquaC or beckett (knockoff of AquaC's induction system) for the quick extraction factor. The needlewheels seem to leave a little more gunk in the water for longer so it makes them better suited to lps/mixed reefs that need high dissolved organics to flourish.

I have owned a euroreef 250, asm g3, reeflo orca and an aquaC ev400, of these skimmers I would only run the reeflo or the aquac on an sps tank.

If you decide you want to try the aquaC let me know, I have an ev400 with 1" injector & mag24 (runs at approx. 120w on this skimmer) that I'm debating selling for $350. I'm still not sure if I want to let it go or if I want to convert my personal tank to sps....


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Old 10/10/2007, 12:40 AM   #8
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interested to know why the spray induction would be better for sps?


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Old 10/10/2007, 01:33 AM   #9
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^ yeah can anybody else back that up ???


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Old 10/10/2007, 01:56 AM   #10
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you should really have Loc make you one.


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Old 10/10/2007, 09:29 AM   #11
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i have a Barr sk1220 for sale....

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