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Old 07-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Bubble mag or SWC Skimmer

So i can either get a bubble mag or a swc. I need reviews good or bad if you have had either of theses skimmers.

My choices are either of theses due to space

Bubble Magus BM-NAC3.5 Cone Protein Skimmer
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SWC Xtreme 120 Cone Protein Skimmer

There is a price difference but i am willing to spend the extra $ if its truly worth it.

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I'm happy with my bubble magus. I've always heard that SWC skimmers were really good, but I'll never give that company any of my money - SWC Owner Convicted of Illegal Importing | AquaNerd
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I'm happy with my bubble magus. I've always heard that SWC skimmers were really good, but I'll never give that company any of my money - SWC Owner Convicted of Illegal Importing | AquaNerd
I have heard 2 things about bubble not sure how accuarate but some say they go out fairly quickly yr or less and other say that it doesnt skim very well compared to others.
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I have had mine running since December, no issues to date. Pulls a bunch of skimmate, quiet, and have only had to clean it a few times. Personally, I'd compare the Bubble Magus and Octopus line. Octopus skimmers come highly recommended, and aren't but a few dollars more than the bubble magus. IMO, you won't go wrong with either of those two.
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I have had mine running since December, no issues to date. Pulls a bunch of skimmate, quiet, and have only had to clean it a few times. Personally, I'd compare the Bubble Magus and Octopus line. Octopus skimmers come highly recommended, and aren't but a few dollars more than the bubble magus. IMO, you won't go wrong with either of those two.
I would love a octo but footprint is to big for my setup i need something with 8in or less and octo is 10in. So my only choices i have found are swc or bubble
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