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Old 06-06-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Protien skimmer help

I am setting up a 125 with a 40g sump. I am looking to buy a protein skimmer now and I'm stuck between two reef octopus models. I'm looking at the diablo xs 160 or the 225. I'm not sure which one to buy so I'm looking for some help. I've read about people over skimming, but I don't want to under skim either. I plan on having a pretty heavy bio load down the road with a ton of coral and some fish. Which one would you guys suggest?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Or maybe a super reef octo sss2000?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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I have a 125 my skimmer is a reef dynamics ins135. I love this thing it pulls a lot of junk out. And reef dynamics has like 8 videos on you tube talking about it. They are each about 12 mins long.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Buy the SWC 180 cone skimmer. If you stock lightly you can get away with the 160. Awesome skimmers. And very very quiet. Wont ever buy another brand skimmer.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:57 AM   #5
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I would always go with the larger skimmer.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #6
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I just pulled the trigger on the Reef Dynamics INS180E. After talking with Jeff on the phone it seemed like a no brainer.
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You would have been much better served by this skimmer-
JNS-SK3 Premium Aquatics - JNS-SK3 Aquarium Supplies
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:35 AM   #8
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Maybe, maybe not. I'm feeling real positive about the RD skimmer. I haven't seen a bad review on them yet.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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I have a Diablo xs 160 and for the price I'm extremely happy with it ..pulls a lot of skimate from my tank been set up for a year now and no problems at all..
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #10
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Forgot to mention it also can be upgraded with a extended neck and a self cleaning collection cup...
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