After years of hard work, the pump on my old Octopus NW 200 pretty much kicked the bucket. The pump still worked but it was worn badly. I had 2 options....buy a new pump or buy a new skimmer.
I settled on a new Octopus Extreme XS 200. At 1st I was a little leary about the Sicce pump, but after doing a ton of reading up on them it appears they have made improvements to them after the 1st release of the pump.
I set it up about 48 hrs ago and the beast is already pulling some nice skimmate. Can't wait to see how it works once it's broken in.