Bubble Magus Curve Elite Series-What's the big difference?

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Title says it all. What's the big difference between the Elite series and the standard? I see that the Elite series has a sicce pump, but is it really worth $70 more?

If you have either version, what's your experience with them? Pros and cons?

I have a Bubble Magus NAC 3.5 for my 40 breeder and I absolutely love it. I'm looking at skimmers for my custom tank from Glasscages and I'm leaning towards the Bubble Magus Curve 7 Elite, but I don't want to spend the extra money if I don't have to. Any and all feedback is appreciated.
 
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Sicce pumps are REALLY good pumps, no idea how good the standard pumps are. I was going to get a Curve 9 Elite but I decided to try the new Seachem Division skimmer, got the 500. Also getting a tank from Joe, went with the coast to coast overflow.
 
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Sicce pumps are REALLY good pumps, no idea how good the standard pumps are. I was going to get a Curve 9 Elite but I decided to try the new Seachem Division skimmer, got the 500. Also getting a tank from Joe, went with the coast to coast overflow.
I can't complain about the sicce pump I have. It's awesome and just works, but there's no way it's $70 more. I'm hoping someone can tell me what the extra money spent is for. I really like the color scheme, but that's a lot of money for black acrylic.
 

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The pump and I believe cell cast acrylic and of course the color scheme. The water level adjustment is also a bit better to control. Is it worth it in the end... I dont think so. They both perform the same. The Sicce pump runs the skimmer better but not enough to blow the rock pump outta the water. At the end of they day I went with the elite. Both skim pretty much the same.
 
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