Hello everybody!.. well this is my first thread and i feel alittle annoying asking what so many others ask but i have some questions on particular models and just general questions on external skimmers that i cant find the answer to anywhere on the web. i would really like to order my skimmer by today so thats why i came on here for help.
Ok, lets start!.. my main reason to do external is because i have a lot of room behind the aquarium due to my oddly shaped room and i would much rather have it outside the sump for maintenance reasons. my general external skimmer question is, do they have to be placed above the sump water level?
I was originally looking at the Octopus DNWB 110 but i read not so great things about it and i would really not like to regret my purchase. the price on it is about what i wanna spend but if i need to spend alittle more then i would
Then i came across the Precision Marine Bullet 1 which is right at the very max amount of money im looking to spend but ive only read great things about it. i do understand its a different "type" of skimmer being a spray injection skimmer (which i dont know what the differnce is) but i do know its external and thats what im looking for. a question about this particular skimmer thats got me scratching my head is why do the websites that sell it suggest such a massive pump to feed it like a mag 12?!... am i understanding wrong and do they mean a general system powerhead or do they really mean that the skimmer needs a mag 12 to run which i dont understand since its not a very big skimmer...
Well that will be all for now, i dont wanna make this too long cause then you guys wont wanna read it but thanks for your time and im looking forward to your replies ^_^
PS: feel free to recommend any skimmer you might think would be good for me.
PPS: in case it doesnt show, i need the skimmer for a 60gal plus 20 gal