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Old 06-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Which skimmer?

Hey kids! I need some advice choosing a protein skimmer for my 4x2x2 RR 120g... I have a custom sump that has a max width of 10.25" for the skimmer chamber. I'm working with about 160 total gallons. A few that have caught my eye are:

Cone skimmers:
SWC Xtreme 160 Cone Protein Skimmer


Bubble Magus NAC7


Aqua Euro USA Cone Skimmer 200

Non-cone skimmers: (I'm not sure if there is a proper term for this style, lol)
Eshopps PSK-200

Aqua Euro USA 150 Aqua Bee

SWC Xtreme 150 BMK Protein Skimmer

Of course, I'm always open to other suggestions! Does anyone have any of these skimmers? Love it? Hate it? Any info in advance is completely welcome! Thanks guys/gals!
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i would recommend a reef octpopus their great skimmers a little expensive but no more expensive then some of the ones you listed


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Thanks for the input!

Ah yes, I forgot there are some within my price range. However, I am not at all a fan of having to unscrew the skimmer cup to get it off. Which, as I'm looking, seems as if they have gotten rid of that. So, here's what's in my price range:

Reef Octopus Extreme XS160 (As long as it is at the $254.99 price instead of $299)

Reef Octopus 6 Recirculating

Reef Octopus 6

I really like the SSS models but the cost is a little bit too much, sadly.

Anyone else have thoughts?
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