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My cycle is finally complete and I got my Great White skimmer delivered today.

Initial thoughts - It is reasonably cheap skimmer for what you get, and you can tell. The Acrylic looks nice and of high quality, but the rest of the plastic parts feel a bit flimsy and cheap. The venturi is 3d printed, which the advertising suggests it's great for upgrades, but I don't really see how.

The instructions are super basic, but there is a QR code for a video which better illustrates how to assemble it. I found that the air piping included with mine was incorrect which threw me off for a minute (the drain pipe and the air pipe needed to be switched).

As far as the noise goes, I can't really hear the pump over the sound of my noisy Vectra M2, but I can hear the whistling sound of the air intake when the cabinet doors are open.

This skimmer gets great reviews for performance, so time will tell.

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My cycle is finally complete and I got my Great White skimmer delivered today.

Initial thoughts - It is reasonably cheap skimmer for what you get, and you can tell. The Acrylic looks nice and of high quality, but the rest of the plastic parts feel a bit flimsy and cheap. The venturi is 3d printed, which the advertising suggests it's great for upgrades, but I don't really see how.

The instructions are super basic, but there is a QR code for a video which better illustrates how to assemble it. I found that the air piping included with mine was incorrect which threw me off for a minute (the drain pipe and the air pipe needed to be switched).

As far as the noise goes, I can't really hear the pump over the sound of my noisy Vectra M2, but I can hear the whistling sound of the air intake when the cabinet doors are open.

This skimmer gets great reviews for performance, so time will tell.

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I have the smaller version of this and it has held up beautifully, I don't think you'll be disappointed. It is definitely worlds quieter than the skimmers I had previously.
 

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