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Old 12-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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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!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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Aqua c urchin Insump is what I ran on my 125 before downsizing ran great also change the pump to an ocean runner or2500...excellent skimmer
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I'm a BIG fan of asm skimmers
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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i like reef octopus skimmers
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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I have an Octopus XS200 on my 125.
Reef Octopus Diablo XS 200 Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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I been looking at Bubble Magus skimmers as well. Seems like they are rather good quality and powerful for a rather decent price. Anyone have any experience with those?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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One of the only things that has kept me from completely deciding on reef octopus, is the pump. I would much prefer the bubble blaster compared to the sicce because from what I've seen the sicce has troubles starting back up from a power outtage and is a bit louder than the BB. And to get a bubble blaster pump it would be an extra $150-200. Have you had any troubles with the sicce pump?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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Well I've come down to a choice between two different skimmers... And any input on which I should choose would be greatly appreciated! I've been wracking my brain trying to decide...

It's between one of these 2...
Bubble Magus NAC-77 (rated for 210-315gallon with two Atman 2500 pumps)
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Reef Octopus Diablo XS-200 (rated for up to 200 gallon with one Sicce 2500 pump)

There's only a $20 difference between the 2, so not a real big deal which I get. Please please add any info on why I should choose one over the other! Thank you for looking!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #9
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Well I went with the Bubble Magus NAC-77. And all I can say, is this thing is a tank! It's real big, and skims like crazy! Definately happy with my choice! It's well built, and definately well worth the $! Would highly recommend it!!

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