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Old 09-14-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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euroreef recirculating skimmer vs regular euroreef skimmer

What exactly is the difference here? I missed a cs6-2+ on ebay by a couple of bucks and found a cs6-2 recirculating skimmer for $400. there is definitly a big price difference, can anyone explain why? Thanks!
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Recirculating is suppose to give more contact time.. its a design differnce I have no idea how much the $$ diffence it though.. how much was the in the price with the cs6-2+?
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the cs6-2+ ended at around 287.00. Do you think the price difference (about $100) is worthwhile?
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Ive just been doing reaserch into skimmer design (looked into some heavy DIY information to try to get a idea on how they work and just maybe try to design and build one). You might want to see if anyone has experiance with using recirculating and normal skimmers to give a comparison (the euroreef is a needlewheel right?).. HTH
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but.. from a design point.. I dont think the modification done by the manufacture is worth alot maybe 5 or 10 dollars plus the cost of research, development and testing.. it's the added performance they should be charging for..
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I am pretty sure the euroreef is a needlewheel. Its kind of hard to find info on the skimmers- i search google and come up with a bunch of companies selling their products. As greenmaji suggested i ask, has anybody used a recirculating skimmer and a regular one? I would like to know if the added performance is enough to justify the additional costs. Thanks
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I also bid on that CS6-2+ this morning. I gave up an ordered one online just a few moments ago. Did you go to Euro Reef's website? They are needle wheel impellers, accorind to the site. One of my local LFS said that the recirculating model works good, but the obvious drawback is the price.
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how much did you spend on the skimmer? the new ones are about $400 w/ the pump right? did your LFS make it sound as though the recirculating skimmers perform much better than conventional ones? I'm just trying to figure out wheather getting the recirculating skimmer will be worth the additional money
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:56 PM   #9
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I purchased a ASM G3. It's suppose to be a Euroreef knockoff and a lot cheaper I might add. I bought it as a standard skimmer but I'm doing what is called the recirculating mod and also the gate valve mod. Maybe this will give you a better idea.
http://www.asmskimmer.com/modifications.htm

I don't believe I would pay the extra $100 especially when it can be done with just a little plumbing. I'll be feeding my skimmer with another hole near the top and the pump will draw water from the inside of the chamber and feed it back into the chamber. The extra contact time like greenmaji said will make it a more efficient skimmer. I would just like to say I only have experience with a CPR BakPak so this info is just from A LOT of research I have done.

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Old 09-14-2005, 08:03 PM   #10
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I found the CS6-2+ for 369.99 online. If you go to Euro-Reef's page, click on the "where to buy online link" and their online dealer in Indiana has the cheapest price on the CS6-2+ I have seen (and I have been looking for months). The LFS didnt really make a recommendation either way about the recirculating model. They did say that the regular Euro Reef skimmers do just fine. They better for the price they get!
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