Protein Skimmer Recommendations

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As I add more sps it is time to upgrade my current skimmer that is under performing.(Pro-Clear Impact) It is going in a my sump with a skimmer Compartment of 15" X 12 1/2". I had ordered the Reef Octopus Regal 250 but the footprint is a little large. Thinking about the Regal 250SSS but would like thoughts/input on the best options. The tank is stocked fairly heavy and everything is doing very well for now.
 
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I have the Regal myself and prior to that I had the Nyos. I love the DC pump even more than that, I love the increased contact time compared to a space saver. The Regal produces excellent organic rich skimmate and improves over all water quality.
 
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What is the gallons and number of fish and feeding schedule?
Sorry, I thought i stated in the title 265g mixed reef heavily stocked with large unicorn tang, sailfin tang, purple tang, blue hippo, foxface 3 blue chromis 6 line wrasse, brown bird wrasse, coral beauty, blue jaw trigger, snowflake eel, coral banded shrimp, harlequin shrimp
 

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i dont think you could go wrong with the reef octopus. Have never used so will fall back on those that have. They are out of my budget, will stick with my sicce driven ac eshopps lol.

off topic, no coral nipping or missing inverts with your stocking list?
 
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i dont think you could go wrong with the reef octopus. Have never used so will fall back on those that have. They are out of my budget, will stick with my sicce driven ac eshopps lol.

off topic, no coral nipping or missing inverts with your stocking list?
Nope, everything lives in harmony
 

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Check prices on the pumps and impellers when you choose one. I have an asm g3 and it’s a great skimmer but the pumps and impellers are expensive.
 

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Check prices on the pumps and impellers when you choose one. I have an asm g3 and it’s a great skimmer but the pumps and impellers are expensive.
To that end go with a company with well made and reliable pumps - find reviews on the replacement pumps and that should do it.

My reef octopus has not had any issues so far.
 
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