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Old 05-02-2011, 01:32 AM   #11
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Here are 2 links, either going for the Reef Octopus rated for 150 gallons, or the Coralife, same price rated for 220 gallons. Opinions? Leaning towards the Reef Octopus...
Reef Octopus 6" Pinwheel In Sump Skimmer

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Coralife Protein Super Skimmer 220 Gallon Aquarium Reef | eBay
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:01 AM   #12
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go with the octopus, seems to have a smoother flow of bubbles into the collection cup, and from what i've heard are easier to adjust
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octopus is a better skimmer. octopus, MSX, and SWC are all basically the same skimmer. ASM and coralife are no comparison.
there are huge differences in skimmers. mainly the pumps, but design and materials used in construction are also factors.
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I've got an ASM G1-X skimmer for my system, 90 gallon tank with a 20 gallon sump. It's rated for up to 150g and does a great job for my tank. Not super expensive either.
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When we were researching before we bought our octopus it sounded like the ASM was more difficult to adjust according to the reviews. Our octopus (rated to 250 gph) made skim almost immediately. It is easy to adjust and easy to empty. The only complaints I have are the sheer enormity of the skimmer and the directions SUCK.
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Thanks for all the opinions, I ordered the Octopus from Aquariumguys.com, just seemed like the way to go. Im excited to get a skimmer that actually works.
Have any of you guys bought copepods & put them in your fuge. Is that a good idea?
(Maya - thanks for the info on lights, I put mine on a timer based on what you told me. Tanks doing great.)
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