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Old 06-05-2008, 08:26 PM   #11
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Nice... I will read up more on it

Do you know of any more websites that sell it?
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:16 PM   #12
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Unfortunately Marine Solutions is the only place that sells the MSX models...which is why they sell out so fast. You can email Rob there and he will let you know when the next shipment is expected.

If you look good at that skimmer, it is very, very similar to the BK with the bubble diffuser plate, pump orientation and wide neck.
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For my needs would I get the MSX 200 or the 160?

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...by-103185.html

Also found someone selling used ES 180 (has a gate valve mod for better water control) for 300


So basically brand new MSX 200 for 400$ after shipping
brand new MSX 160 for 380$ after shipping

or used ES 180 (has a gate valve mod for better water control) 300$ after shipping
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why would one mod their skimmer anyway how does that work?
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If you need the skimmer now, get the Octo NW 200 ($200). If you can wait, get the MSX160 ($310). The MSX200 is $360 and while it would work fine, it may be overkill for your tank.

As I mentioned before, the ER RS180 is basically the same as the NW200. They have almost the exact same dimensions and same pump volume. Personally, I would buy a new skimmer that costs less before getting a used one that costs more.

Mods are done to improve skimmer performance. I did quite a few mods to my Octo. The easiest and cheapest mod is putting mesh on the impeller. I bought the parts to do the gate valve mod, but haven't done it yet. All that does is lets you adjust the water height in the skimmer without getting your hands wet. It does nothing to improve performance.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:02 AM   #16
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ok I will wait for the MSX160.

You said it is similiar to the BK? Will I have to mod it? If so can you help me with that too



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It is eeriely similar to the BK....hmmmm lol
No mods at all need to be done to it. Marine Solutions does the mesh mod when they get them in and they also do some machining on the volute.
You just plug it in and adjust the water level.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:08 PM   #18
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sweet, so its settled i guess

Going for the MSX160


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Old 06-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #19
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Emailed the marine solutions admin 2 times already and no reply...
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Rob will get back to you trust me. I was just doing some generic research and he got back to me so someone buying from him he will surely get back to you.
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