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Old 04-15-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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A Good skimmer for a 130 gallon tank

The tank in the office where I work is a 130 gallon tank with a really crappy skimmer in a wet dry sump converted into just a sump (no bioballs or filter media). What would be a good skimmer to replace the old one with?
The tank has about 100 lbs of LR, a deep sand bed (4+ inches) and is a reef tank with some soft coral (not much). We have a Volitan Lion Fish (4 inches), a Blue Tang (2 inches), a Foxface (2 inches), and a hawkfish (2 inches).

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50 gal tank, 2 MJ 900s, 1 MJ 400, WON Bros skimmer, Orbit 4x65 watt PC fixture, 50# base rock (now live), 60# live sand, 2 saddle back clowns, giant feather duster, colt coral, flame scallop, zoo frag, yellow toadstool, various crabs and snails.
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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i have a prizm skimmer on the back of my 30 gal and it will do up to 120 but i know they have a larger version thats suppose to be able to handle over 130. i personaly like my skimmer once i figured it out and it skims like crazy and keeps my tank in check and crystal clear. however there are alot of brands of skimmers and i hear different people stand by different ones.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:52 AM   #3
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it seems that the needle wheel skiummers have a lot of fans. (euro reef, asm, turboflotor ans so on). I will get turboflotor soon since they seem to be the moast energy efficiant if used in the return line. A lot of people like the aqua c's but i got mixed reviews on them.
the cheap ones are usualy the crapy ones
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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We have a crappy one now, that's for sure. I have been looking at the Turboflotor and the Nautilus line of skimmers. Does anyone know if there is a water depth limit for these two skimmers? I want to put the skimmer in the sump and I need to know if I can because of the depth of the water in the sump. The first section of the sump is about 14 to 16 inches deep, the second is about 6 to 8 inches and the third is the area for the return pumps.

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