Originally Posted by Ajm
I was looking at that brand. I figure you get what you pay for in this hobby for the most part
Yes and no, like I said you won't go wrong with well known companies, reef octopus has great reviews but more expensive isn't the same as better. The advice for getting a skimmer rated for 2x the size of your tank is sound advice, get the biggest you can afford and will fit into your sump. I believe the only reason I didn't choose the reef octo was the footprint was an inch or so to big for my sump, I would have had to settle for a skimmer rated for less than my tank.
There are huge differences in cost for a lot of salt water equipment, just research the models that fit your need and decide if the more expensive units are worth the cost.