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Old 11-26-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about this skimmer/brand?

Anyone know if the this skimmer is good? ASM G-2 Protein Skimmer* - AquaCave

I notice that many members mention octopus skimemrs is there is a website for them? are they the best? and do they make a model for a 300 gallon?

Thanks!!! I appreciate the help.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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That's a very good skimmer. It's basically an Octo NW150 that cost about $80 more.
The ASM G-2 may be rated for 300...but cut that in half and it's more realistic.
What's your budget for a skimmer? The Octo Extreme 250 would work great on a 300.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:04 PM   #3
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Budget is no matter however it fitting in my sump is. I have the model 4 high capcity sump made by marineland. I wonder if it would fit?
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I dont think it would fit my sump do you happen to know of any good protein skimmers that would fit in the sump i describerd. The ASM G-2 fits just right so I need something along those dimensions, no bigger.
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There is not alot of skimmers rated for 300g that small. Your looking at a 6.5" body diameter on the ASM, which would never be enough skimmer for that size tank.
A Tunze 9015 would fit. This BubbleKing Mini200 would probably work too...but at a price.
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Ahh the Bubbe King..... maybe someday. For now my Octopus is working pretty good. However, I think it is time to mod the NW
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If size is an issue, would it be possible to have two smaller skimmers working in unison? It would open up your options a lot.
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If size is an issue, would it be possible to have two smaller skimmers working in unison? It would open up your options a lot.
Unless you happen to have 2 skimmers sitting around collecting dust then buying 2 is going to be more expensive then buying one that is rated for your tank. Also you have to consider you will have maintenance on 2 skimmers as well as energy consumption for 2 pumps rather then 1.


I run an ASM G4X on my system.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:39 AM   #9
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Yea, unfortunately I didnt really think about upgrading the skimmer until I received the sump. Marineland did a good job of constructing the sump but it limits you to getting their insump protein skimmer rated for a 300 gallon. Does anyone know how the marineland in sump protien skimmers they recently came out with are? I really wish I thought more about this before I bought the sump...
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I just looked at it online. I don't know. I don't think I would have it on my system but that is just me. I have no idea how well it will work. It may be great though I doubt it could handle a 300g tank.

I'm not a big fan of the "pre-built" sumps. As you have learned they limit you on what you can do and they are very expensive. My sump is nothing fancy, a large blue plastic tote from walmart, less then $20.
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