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Old 12-24-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Which skimmer is better!

I am getting a skimmer for the Octo tank I am setting up, and I am wondering which one to get. The first is more exspensive, but I have heard that they are good. I have also heard the second is really nice for the price also, but I am just wondering which is the better buy for the money right now.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771 (up to 100g model)

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771 (up to 150g model)

Also, if you know of any better ones for around the same price, please LMK! Thanks!
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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You definitely don't want the seaclone.

I use the coralife super skimmer... I love it and it is relatively inexpensive.. skims great!
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Binaryterror, do you plan on not using a sump? I would absolutly no excuses run a sump/fuge for an octo tank. You need a tight fitting/locking hood. The octo will knock over anything HOB trust me.

Give us a little run down on how big the tank will be and your budget? This can be done if you have the proper setup and time.
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
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I have a 50g. I am on a very tight budget. I know that I need a sump. I am going to buy an overflow and a wet/dry with a sump area, for my skimmer and filter. So which skimmer would you recommend? I am getting fuge plants and putting them in the tank to help filter the water. Since the Octopus is a carnivore, it wont eat the plants.

I looked into that Coralife SuperSkimmer. I like it. Is it a good choice? Also, is the Magnum canister filter any good?
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:23 PM   #6
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How much are they.
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When it comes to skimmers you pretty much get what you pay for. I don't think you will like either of the ones you linked. Better to wait until you can afford a better one than to throw away half the money you need on a good one buying a piece of junk.
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I see what you mean, but I am going to need one right away for the animals in the tank.
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