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Old 01-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Sca skimmer 180g

I've been researching this skimmer someone recommended to me and was wondering who has has experience with them.
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sca protein skimmer rated for 180g
I've reAd some good things. Haven't really heard anything bad but wanted your experiences

They are on ebay for 130$
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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I have one running on a 135g +70g sump and so far it's great I'm going slow with this build and the tank is still cycling (it's been up and running for around a month). I have about 3 adult saltwater mollies and around 15 baby mollies to cycle the tank , and have just added about 25lbs of live rock + 25lbs of base rock. And the skimmer pulls good junk out. I know I'm way over the rating of this skimmer but I'm. Not worried this skimmer will do fine, I plan on this tank being full reef by the end of this year, and I plan on still using this skimmer. Get it you won't be disappointed. It has the same pump as reef octopus and swc skimmers that are similar in size, but double the price, I will post a video on YouTube of it running maybe tonight.
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Did you see the size of that skimmer? It's smaller than the Coralife ss65. It may pull skimmate, but the rating is a bit silly. Look at the collection cup on that thing-
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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That is not the collection cup on the sca 302 in your pic it's their 65g model.

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It does not have the same pump as the reef octopus or SWC either. The comparable SWC uses a Sicce PSK2500 and the octopus has it's own proprietary pump (otp 2000). Both of those skimmers are much larger than this unit also. Apples for apples, you are certainly getting more for your money.
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Sorry, it's a knock off of the bubble Magnus nac 7, compare
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Here is where I linked that picture from-
SC-Aquariums SCA-302 cone skimmer review
This gentleman is stating it's the SCA 302, rated for 180 gallons.
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It appears very close to the NAC-7, but that skimmer cup image is really throwing me off. I have seen a NAC-7 in person and the cup is larger than that. Also the box in the first pic says sc-s250. I think that thread may be labeled wrong.
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I don't know, maybe the pic has been resized to give the appearance of being tiny, may the guy holding it is a beast. But the one I own appears much larger , when I get home I will recreate that pic and post it for comparison.

In my skimmer the neck appears around 4" wide
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Cool, thanks. I think it's the wrong skimmer though. I think he's actually reviewing the 250.
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