Bubble magus protein skimmer

jezz2001uk

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Looking to purchase my first protein skimmer for my new set up with sump.

Could I have some advice on protein skimmers. I'm looking at the bubble magus for my 250ltr

The magus 3.5 best for aquariums 100-300ltrs
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Magus curve 5 best for aquariums 300-500ltrs

Would the 5 be better or too powerful?

Seen a second had 7 would this be overkill and should it be a new purchase?
 

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Depending on how much livestock you have in your tank and how else your filtration is set up, i'd go with the Curve 5.

I have a Curve 5 working as a 2nd smaller skimmer in my 600 l setup and it's a work horse.
 

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Never Had much luck with bubble magus. VERY Finiky. Reef OCTO is better buy IMO. Good luck
 

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i have a curve 5 on my 75G tank and it does a great job.
Also have a Curve 7 Elite on my 210G also works great.
 

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I have a Curve 5 elite on my 80 gallon display with a total system volume of around 160 gallons. It skims really really well but I had to raise it up higher than what was recommended to get it working. The skimmate is dark green and thick. I'm very happy with it.
 

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