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Old 02-23-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Need advice on purchasing a new skimmer

I'm looking to purchase a new protein skimmer. I am just wondering which one I should get. It has been suggested that I get either one of the following:

1 - CoraLife Super Skimmer 220g
2 - MSX-200 or Octo MSX200
3 - Hydor Performer 600.

Does anyone have one of these skimmers and if so what are your thoughts both pro and con?

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Stay away from the Coralife ones. The Reef Octopus skimmers are excellent. I used the have the bh-100 and it was fantastic. Was rated for a 75G and i had it on my 55G and it worked wonders. Still works, i just don't have the 55G anymore.

I would strongly suggest going with a Reef Octopus, they use high-grade material and their skimmers are just great.
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Someone suggested that I replace the pump with a Bubbleblaster HY3000 pump. Agree disagree?
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What skimmer are we talking about here? If it's the reef octopus then no.. the pump that my skimmer came with is an amazing pump. It's a great little machine and works fantastically. If that pump broke for any reason.. i would have rather replaced it with the same model rather than any other one.
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What size is your tank and what's in it (and planned). A skimmer (like lights) is one of those areas where you want to get the best you can afford.
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Currently the tank is a 110g. I need to get the tank drilled so I can go to a sump/ref or looking at a pre-drilled 120 with dual overflows.

Right now I have 2-perc clowns, 2- yellow tailed damsels, 1 6 line wrasse, 4- turbo snails, 4-green legged hermit crabs and 1 red hermit. I had 2 yellow tangs and 1 purple tank but lost them when I did a complete WC and new SB last weekend.

I want to replace them but the tank is going through a cycling process now.
I also want to get some frags for corals, anemones, etc. but I'm not going to add anything until I have the sump and everything is working well.
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I'm very happy with my Octopus HOB. Hopefully they improved their instruction sheet though, it was atrocious.
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For that size tank no question I would go with an In-sump or in cabinet, next to sump model Octopus or similar today.
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I like the Aqua C EV series skimmers.
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