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Old 08-28-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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asm skimmer question

it looks like I'll need to replace my skimmer (it's a coralife skimmer)....I've had great luck in my other tank that has an asm g-3 skimmer so I'm thinking of staying with the same brand.

What size skimmer should I use in my tank? It's a 40 gallon tank with a 20 gallon sump. This tank will mainly house corals so I'd like to make sure I get the correct capacity skimmer.

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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Well, IMO those ASM skimmers are just overpriced Octo's. They are virtually the same skimmer (they are good skimmers).
That being said, if you want an ASM, probably the G1 (5 1/2" body diameter) rated for 100g at around $225. If it was me, I would get a NW150 (6' body diameter) rated for 150g at around $155.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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I've looked at that skimmer and I'll probably go with it....I have a new problem....it's indirectly related. My (%^&)!!! washer died last night so I'm going to have to postpone the skimmer for a few weeks. So, that being said, I've got to nurse my coralife skimmer along for a couple of weeks. My problem with it is that it is filling the cup within 20 minutes (instead of being greenish-it's clear). I've dialed it down as far as I can but it keeps overflowing. Suggestions?

Also, this is being used in the new 40 gallon tank.
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There is also the ASM g mini that is rated for 75-80 gallons. I just bought one and it seems to be working nicly but i havn't had it long enough to give you a good review or anything. An option you may want to look at though.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #5
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ccCapt is right they are pretty much the same skimmer. I have an ASM G4X with the recirc mod and it is a work horse.

I can't help you much on the skimmer you have as I have no idea what it even looks like. I agree with Cmor, get the Octo and save some cash.
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That Cmor is always right on point !!
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Sorry...I was looking at more then one thread at a time when I posted that message. ccCapt is almost always right too..LOL
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Uhhh, having a custom made skimmer and deferring to Larry on the Octo's I've only been reading this thread for info until now.

Thanks for the plug guys :p
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