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Old 03-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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I have no personal experience with Larger tanks and skimmers. I did however browse the internet for a month or 2 looking at skimmers before I bought mine. I always thought the AquaC EV series looked like a pretty solid in sump skimmer. I probably would have bought one if I knew I was going to get a sump at the time. AquaC EV-180 Protein Skimmer w/ JG Fitting + Mag-Drive 7 Pump (Saltwater Aquarium Supplies > Protein Skimmers > In-Sump > Spray Injection > 150 to 350 Gallons ) The 180 version says its rated to a 200G tank It would be under $400.00 for everything The 240 version is rated up to a 300g tank but its about another 90bucks HTH
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The AquaC is a good skimmer. It performs about the same as the Octo NW200 that cost 1/2 as much.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:16 PM   #13
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what benefit does a recirculating skimmer give over a non recirculating one.
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Longer dwell time. More time for the air and water to react. You are only feeding the skimmer about 2x your tank volume and the recirc pump on the skimmer keeps churning the water. Plus you can run it externally.
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Is it worth it?
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IMO, you will not find a non recirc skimmer that will perform as good as that Octo recirc for that price. Is it worth the diff in price from the reg. Octo to the recirc? Performance wise, the recirc may be a little better, but I guess it would depend on the circumstances. Do you need to customize your sump to make the regular skimmer fit and work? They must be kept in a section of sump where the water level stays constant. The recirc can work in any water level or outside the sump. With the recirc, you need a feed pump. A MJ 900 or 1200 would work fine. The reg skimmer comes with the only pump you need.
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I don't have the sump yet. I'll be making one.
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