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Old 01-12-2014, 01:04 AM   #1
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What skimmer should I buy?

What's a good skimmer for a 125 gallon aquarium?

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Price?

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Old 01-12-2014, 01:58 AM   #2
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Is this a reef tank? fish only? What is your stocking as far as fish? Are you running a sump, and if so how big is the skimmer compartment?
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180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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It's a fowlr now but will be a reef tank. No stock yet but not going crazy with stocking. I do have a sump and the skimmer compartment is 18x11 inches.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:17 PM   #5
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I have several tanks and what worked best on my 125g reef was the eshopps skimmer. I would look at the eshopps psk 200. About $200 or so I;d say, maybe a bit less. reef octopus is also a good skimmer but I believe you'd be spending more money.
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I have several tanks and what worked best on my 125g reef was the eshopps skimmer. I would look at the eshopps psk 200. About $200 or so I;d say, maybe a bit less. reef octopus is also a good skimmer but I believe you'd be spending more money.
Money is no problem as long as what I buy is worth it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:22 PM   #7
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It has to be an in sump protein skimmer

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:46 PM   #8
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Here you go-
Bubble Magus BM 180EX Protein Skimmer Brand New | eBay
I'm running the same skimmer. It's excellent for the money and has a footprint of 11.05"x9.05"
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I bought a Bubble Magus Curve 7 a few months ago and absolutely love it! The curve 7 runs a ROCK pump whereas the one X posted runs an ATMAN pump.
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
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Just pay attention to the amount of air they pull. That's what's important with skimmers. The more air, the more bubbles, the more organics you will remove.
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