Skimmer Recomendations for 125g
Well I have finally saved the funds for a new skimmer for my 125g w/40g sump! I'm upgrading from a coralife super skimmer, which has worked mediocre for me while my bio load is still very small...but I knew I wouldn't want to keep it forever.
I looking for a good quality skimmer that will be able to handle any sized bio load I might throw at it. I've been looking into reef octopus skimmers, but there's so many different sub categories of reef octopuses that I don't really know which one to look into! And if anyone thinks I'd be able to get a better bang for my buck with say, an eshopps cone, or a hydro skimmer, plz feel free to say! I'm open to look into any other options!!
Also, how large of a skimmer should I get? I've read that some people say you should get a skimmer that's rated for twice the size of your tank or even 3-4 times the size.. But I've read that if a skimmer is too big for your tank, it doesn't perform at its maximum capabilities because its handling too small of a load for such a big skimmer...
Any ideas, Recomendations, or input would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks much!!