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Old 12-28-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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New Skimmer Rec

Im in the market for a new skimmer. I bought an Elos system 120 a few months ago and I opted to go with a REEF OCTOPUS NWB-150 skimmer instead of the Elos one, which I'm now regretting. I want the biggest possible skimmer I could fit into the Elos sump.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Keep in mind you can only go so big. At a certain point, a skimmer won't be able to skim due to size.
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What makes one skimmer better than another is the pump. The air draw on the Sicce PSK600(600lph) is more than the Octo's Hailea OTP 2000 (420lph).
For that size tank I would want a skimmer with a pump pulling closer to 1000lph of air.
What is the footprint that you have to fill?
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I ran the same Reef Octopus skimmer...it has a pretty trashy pump on it. There are threads out there regarding upgrading the pump with MUCH better returns.
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