Skimmer Q&A Thread

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by mojo, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. luke33

    luke33 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    There are a ton to choose from these days and there are many that are extremely similar. DC skimmers are great for many reasons and most are utilizing the same pump's these days as well so to me it comes down to price. For your more budget DC skimmers look at the reefbreeders, simplicity, hi seas, your choice. They are all similar and work well. Your more common brand like' octo's, aquamax, skimz are all great performers as well. There are so many options out there nowadays you should not have an issue. I would look something that produces 700lph air minimum for a 90g with sump and try and get something that cycles 300gph of waterthrough. The eshopps skimmers are pretty nice as well, nothing wrong with them. I would probably avoid the hydor's due to price and performance, you can just get better value these days.
     

  2. KJ

    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member Reef Squad

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  3. Jose Moreno

    Jose Moreno Well-Known Member

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    50 gallon SPS only tank. Have two fish would like to add a few more.

    What size skimmer would you recommend?

    Currently the tank has a Bubble magus nac 3.5 rated at max 80 gallon tank.

    I have a Diablo XS160 rated for up to 160 gallon tank max on standby that I purchased for cheap.

    What would you guys recommend?
     
  4. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    The xs160 would do beautifully
     
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  5. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Well I'm screwed!! I just measured my filtration openings on my AIO and it's only 3 1/2"!!!! Ughhh
     
  6. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Now I'm looking at HOB models but being a corner tank they all seem to be huge!! And kinda defeats the corner tank thing. Any help on an internal that will fit or a rear that won't protrude to much. Incase you didn't read my first post on this its for a 100 gallon acrylic AIO corner tank. Thank guys n gals. I will keep my fingers crossed!!
     
  8. brett_schn

    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Look up the innovative marine skimmers
     
  9. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Will do thanks
     
  10. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    A Tunze 9004 might its 3.5" could do 2 of the 9004. No single internal skimmer will work bioload wise
     
  11. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I do have room for more than 1. It will be a tight fit but it it works that's fine with me!
     
  12. MikeA

    MikeA Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Strangely appropriate... have you looked at a Red Devil Nano skimmer from Marine Sources. I can PM you a link if you battle to find any info.
     
  13. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Hahaha!! I will look now.
     
  14. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I found this on. Anybody have any experience with this model?[​IMG]
     
  15. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I guess it is hard to find!! Plz send link
     
  16. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    I thought you didn't want HOB.
     
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    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    I would either go with that or aquamaxx
     
  18. Diablo

    Diablo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    At this point I'm willing to go either way! Oh that doesn't sound good!! Haha. I would prefer an internal but a HOB that is not so huge that the tank is way out away from the wall would be ok!
     
  19. MikeA

    MikeA Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I've sent you a link for the RDC Nano 150. I recently bought the model up from that (RDC 250) off Aliexpress. Fairly quick shipping and surprisingly good quality.

    A quick search shows me they're on eBay too.
     
  20. Diablo

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    Got it thank you
     
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