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Old 11-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Best skimmer

I am thinking of getting a new skimmer I have had mine for years, it still works great but I think I need an update. So what is the best skimmer on the market right now for a 240g?
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The best skimmers are supposed to be Bubble King skimmers, but the prices on those are just ridiculous. What size footprint can you fit?
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The best skimmers are supposed to be Bubble King skimmers, but the prices on those are just ridiculous. What size footprint can you fit?
22 inches
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22 inches square? Or 22 inches tall? The footprint is what I'm asking....the area in the sump you can commit to a skimmer.
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I am a fan of Hydor recirculating skimmers.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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22 inches square? Or 22 inches tall? The footprint is what I'm asking....the area in the sump you can commit to a skimmer.
22" by 12" by 30"
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How about the JNS SK5? That should do a great job on your system.
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If I ran an asm g-2 and an asm g-1 would I be sufficient? Because I have a g-2 running on it right now and I have a g-1 sitting around I just need a pump for it.
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Define sufficient. All skimmers clean the water to an extent. The more air and water drawn in and mixed together along with how fine the bubbles are chopped makes one skimmer better than the next. Not to mention how much electric they use. That may or may not be part of the equation...depending on you.
That said, i've used a few of those ASM G series skimmers throughout the years and I have found much more efficient skimmers.
Ultimately, a G2 is nowhere near enough skimmer for a 240 gallon with a sump in my opinion. I had a G4x on my old 195, and I thought that was a bit underpowered.
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I am gonna look into that JNS SK5.
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