Protein Skimmer recommendations for a 150g mixed reef?

Mkvc

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I put off buying a protein skimmer until all the other parts for my new tank came in, but I'll need to install one soon.

Tank is 60.5" x 24.5" x 25" with a 36'' sump.

It's my first reef so I'm not sure where to start. I'm planning on keeping a zebra moray eventually so if an oversized skimmer would help with the extra bio load, I'm down.

Does anyone have brand/model recommendations?

Thanks!
 

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People will recommend ReefOctopus, Nyos, maxspect, skims and alike skimmers - as of what I have read is that almost all of the new designs work all fairly well. Go for a little bit bigger than just for gallon of your current tank than what manufacture recommend that will give you some flexibility with your future bioload
 

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I'm partial to Reef Octopus and currently am using three Reef Octopus skimmers on different systems, but all of the above mentioned brands should work well for you. Most skimmers have a light load, medium load, and heavy bio-load rating depending on your system and expected livestock.
 
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If you have the room check out ReefLife. A recent thread here showed a number of people here, self include using them.
 

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If you're budget minded (like me), the icecap K2 200 skimmer is being cleared out for $299. Nothing overly fancy, just a big, well made skimmer with solid sicce pump.
 
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