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Old 01-23-2005, 02:25 AM   #1
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ETSS or Aqua C?

If you had to pick between an ETSS Reef Devil or an Aqua C Urchin Pro, which one would you choose? Go for around the same price... seemingly more gph with the ETSS.

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Old 01-23-2005, 02:42 AM   #2
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Between the two, I would go with the Reef Devil. I have heard some good things about this product.

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Old 01-23-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:20 PM   #4
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I only have a 60 gallon... chance of over-skimming with the ETSS? (with CA 1800 pump)
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I don't think over skimming would be an issue. It is way better than under skimming. At least you would be prepared if you had a large bio load. You could even use it if you upgrade your tank to a larger size later. 8)

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ROAR... now I also have the choice of the Euro-Reef ES5-2 with Sedra 3500 pump. All the research I did online says Euro-reef is the best... now have to compare it to the Urchin Pro/Reef Devil....

arrrrg! The choices!
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I would go with the maximum skimming you can get.

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I don't think the Urchin Pro is going to compare to either the reef devil or the Euroreef. You'd have to step up to one of the EV series Aqua C skimmers to compare. You could also, just to make this more confusing , look at the ASM skimmers. These skimmers use the same design as the Euroreef with a couple of differences. The collection cup slips on instead of screwing on. They also are made from a different grade of acrylic...not quite as strong as the Euroreef. Unless you intend to use it as a step stool, I don't think the material will matter. My vote would probably be for an ASM as you can get more skimmer for less money. JMHO.
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Alrighty... I think it's best to go by what price I can get the units new for:

Aqua C Urchin Pro - $226 (mag3)
ETS Reef Devil - $225 (CA 1800)
Euro-Reef ES5-2 - $212 (Sedra 3500)
Euro-Reef ES5-3 - $235 (Sedra 3500)
ASM G1x - $239 (Sedra 3500)

Now... the choices. 8O Out of these, the winner is? (for a 60 future reef again... if I were to get a 100 gal later, I would set up a complete new system... so not so much of a stepping stone)
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