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Old 01-23-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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Best skimmer for a 120 gal.

I'm thinking of the Vertex 180 or the SWC 180 cone... Or is there a similar skimmer to consider how r the octopus don't really know much bout this brand...
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I love my Octopus skimmer
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So what skimmer r u running???
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Between the 2 you listed, I would go with the SWC cone.
I run an Octopus NW200 on my 125 and it works great.
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actually, MSX, SWC and octopus are basically the same skimmer. which ever is cheapest is the one i would go with.
here is a pic of my MSX 300 (take a look at the lid that came with it)
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Like Doug said, they are the same. SWC is Salt Water Connection and they are the manufacturer/importer of Octopus skimmers. MSX are the Octopus Xtreme version sold by Marine Solutions.
But a Vertex is not a Octopus, SWC or MSX.
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Between the 2 you listed, I would go with the SWC cone.
I run an Octopus NW200 on my 125 and it works great.
I agree, and I used to have a NW Octopus which worked great.
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Like Doug said, they are the same. SWC is Salt Water Connection and they are the manufacturer/importer of Octopus skimmers. MSX are the Octopus Xtreme version sold by Marine Solutions.
But a Vertex is not a Octopus, SWC or MSX.
I Knew that SWC and MSX were the same because MSX buys them from SWC, I believe(not 100% sure, but that is the impression I got). However, I see skimmers which SWC has which Octopus does not and vice versa. Take my skimmer for example: Xtreme Cone 250 1A I don't know of an Octopus counterpart for it. Maybe they both have same bodies and throw on different pumps, I don't know.
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actually, MSX, SWC and octopus are basically the same skimmer. which ever is cheapest is the one i would go with.
here is a pic of my MSX 300 (take a look at the lid that came with it)
I'm pretty sure there is more to it than that. Much can be said about a skimmers pump and as I mentioned above, I think they use different pumps.
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I'm pretty sure there is more to it than that. Much can be said about a skimmers pump and as I mentioned above, I think they use different pumps.
nope. same exact pumps.
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