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what's the main difference. which do you prefer and why? what company are the best out there atm? I'm looking to get a replacement for my old skimmer and am having trouble deciding. budget is around $400, can stretch it more if need be. Thanks.
 
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Cone all the way! I think maybe a little bit better performance but I don't think the cone style makes a huge difference overall, just looks much better I think. I have been using an atb 840 for a while not and this thing rips and is super quiet. A little bit over your budget mark but well worth the little extra $$. The swc series are also really nice for the money. On my bigger tank I had the swc 230 with askol pump and it did a fantastic job. A lot of competition out there right now, might want to also look at the jns series!
 
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Cone all the way! I think maybe a little bit better performance but I don't think the cone style makes a huge difference overall, just looks much better I think. I have been using an atb 840 for a while not and this thing rips and is super quiet. A little bit over your budget mark but well worth the little extra $$. The swc series are also really nice for the money. On my bigger tank I had the swc 230 with askol pump and it did a fantastic job. A lot of competition out there right now, might want to also look at the jns series!
thank you for your input.

atm, I have my heart set on the SRO3000INT for my 110g with a total water volume of just over 100g. I have a bit of a heavy bioload with my clowns and BTA's. ;)
 
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bubble magus skimmers are identacle to swc even use the same pumps, and cost less. i have one and the quality and performance are top notch.
SWC was actually another manufacturer I was looking at. I'm gonna try my luck on the SRO3000INT for now, I guess. ;)
 
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