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Old 08-07-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me what the best quality in sump protein skimmer is for a 75 gallon tank?


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Old 08-07-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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Some swear by reef octopus, others Eshopps. Those are the first two that come to mind.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:00 AM   #4
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I swear by my reef octopus. If I'm near it I swear.
It's too loud.


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I change my sump pumps from a Mag 18 and a Meg 12 to a SpeedWave 2640 now my 1998 Aquamedic 5000 is the loudest part of my system. Looking to swap the skimmer pump to DC pump when finances allow.


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Old 08-08-2014, 03:45 AM   #6
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Oh ohh.

Speedwave, Diablo and JABAO are all knock off, or rather resells of a faulty pump by RLSS/H2O Canada
Once they realized the pumps had a major flaw they immediately stopped production on the pumps. But the Chinese manufacturer still sells them under the other 3 names. I also had the SPEEDWAVE 2640 and loved it right up till it failed. Part of The controller is onboard the pump rather than all being in the control box. It overheats and fails.

They have redesigned the pumps and ALL pumps with the 10 minute feed timer are at issue.


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I have a seaside aquatics CS2 which is now the CS8. It is great. It is powered by a sicce pump and super quiet.

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:40 AM   #8
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Truth is in sump skimmers never preform up to their competition. Do you have room to place a stand alone skimmer?


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Not tring to hijack this tread but does anyone know about the vertex omega 150?


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Old 08-08-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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The 150 is a Good skimmers, prefer MRC skimmers my self however still good skimmers


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