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Old 09-14-2005, 08:22 PM   #11
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No doubt!!! I think i'll probably just end up getting one brand new. plus, i remember reading somewhere that the needle impeller (which is the key part of these skimmers) is only available by itself to registered owners. so if it ever broke on me after having bought it used i'd be up the creek without a paddle. Hey Andy, it'll be a couple weeks before i buy one- would you mind letting me know how the setup goes when you get it?
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:40 PM   #12
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The ASM skimmers and the Euroreef use the same needle wheel impeller driven Sedra pumps unless something has changed.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:58 AM   #13
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hmmm, do the ASM skimmers produce the same amount of foam that the euros supposedly do? how about adjustments- are you having to do constant tweaks to the skimmer? I will definitly look into an ASM if it performs like a euro but at a smaller price.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:00 AM   #14
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almost forgot, how about noise? i've heard the euros are about as quiet as you can get. do the ASM's replicate that part pretty well too?
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Hey GSXR, I will let you know. I am still awaiting it's arrival.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:26 PM   #16
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I don't have my ASM running yet so I don't know about performance. As far as the amount of foam they should be close since they are the same basic design and the same needle wheel pumps. There are some differences that I am aware of. The ASM's body is made from a little cheaper acrylic. Not a problem as long as you don't use your skimmer for a bowling pin. Also the way the cup attaches to the neck is different. The ASM has a twist-lock type where you turn it just a little to unlock it. The Euroreef has a threaded nut much like a big union coupling. Apparently the makers of ASM and Euroreef at one time worked together but there was some sort of split in the company (rumor).
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:13 PM   #17
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from what I can tell the ASM looks a little better designed for performance, the neck to the riser looks better. The riser neck is smooth cone shaped, being better for foam travel from my research.. that and the body is extruded clear PVC and the rest of the clear parts are extruded acrylic. HTH
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:06 PM   #18
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GSXR, the CS6-2+ is on backorder. They say it might be here late next week. I really want to get the CS8-2 so I can really skim the you-know-what out of my water, but I dont think it will fit in my setup.
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:06 PM   #19
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Well, decided to go for the ASM after doing some searching around on google. Thanks for all the advice everyone and good luck with the euro andy!
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:58 PM   #20
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Thanks, GSXR. On a side note, I noticed that recirculating model is relisted on Ebay for $375 this time.
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