Skimmer upgrade

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  1. Neil Drury

    Neil Drury Member

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    I have a 30 + year old see clone skimmer. I need to upgrade. I have a 40 breeder with a 20 long fuge. I'm thinking about the ice cap k2-50. Anyone have one? Thoughts,concerns?
     

  2. Ron Reefman

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    I'm not familiar with that one, but most modern skimmers are pretty good at what they do, and I think the Ice Cap brand has a good reputation. Skimmers are becoming like led fixtures, most of them make good light and it becomes a matter of how much you want to pay and what features you want included. Most skimmers skim OK, but there are more and more features being added to them all the time!

    If you are interested in suggestions, I have a 40g cube with a 40g sump/refugium and I bought a Coral Box D300 skimmer from Reef Breeders for just over $200 and it's worked very well. I love the overflow alarm (which rarely go off) and the variable feeding delay with 3 different delays before it turns back on. When I feed some foods or additives that make a skimmer go crazy, I can stop the skimmer and have it start up on it's own later (up to 50 minutes later).
     
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    I had the icecap k2-50 and it worked well. I would suggest over sizing your skimmer so maybe the reef octopus 110sss
     
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  4. Neil Drury

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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