Skimmer Suggestions

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by Austin Wiant, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Austin Wiant

    Austin Wiant Member

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    Im starting up a 50 gallon reef tank and want to know the best protein skimmers. Any suggestions? I dont really have a price range but also want to keep it at a reasonable cost.
     

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    gcarroll Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Is it a standard 50g or a cube?
     
  3. Ergodyne

    Ergodyne Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I run a reef octopus 150int on a 40 gallon with about 20 gallons in the sump.

    It's does phenomenally. There are quieter brands out there if that's an issue for you though.
     
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    ps2cho Well-Known Member

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    I'm in similar boat and seriously considering the Aquamaxx FC-80 as my other Aquamaxx skimmer performs incredible, looks great and is dead quiet.
     
  5. Austin Wiant

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    It is a 36x18x18
     
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    if you want something silent... get a nyos
     
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    aquamaxx co-1 is super silent... great skimmer, steady foam. I recently acquired a nyos 120 just to test it out. Performance wise I would say is comparable.. noise lvl also... the only difference is the price. If your on a budget go with the Aquamaxx, if you want the name n have extra cash go with NYOS.
     
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    I just got an Aquamaxx CO1 for my 70 gallon. The system is not up and running yet but I did a ton of research and it seemed the best bang for the buck.. Seems to get really good reviews
     
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