best skimmer for value ?

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  1. waldi123

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    i have a 800l tank and i want to buy a skimmer .. im a student so cant spend tooo much on a skimmer so what skimmer would do the job and not dig a whole in my bank account??
     
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  3. Ridwaan

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    How much do you want to spend on a skimmer?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @Submariner this man needs a JNS or Vertex

    Sub will help you out, JNS and vertex rock!
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @waldi123

    welcome..

    its a tricky one to advise with limited info..
    what are your intentions for the system?


    also be wary of the east london syndrome of underrating a skimmers importance in a system.. it is a lifesaver in some cases

    if you need any help send me a pm and i will gladly come check out the tank and assist. its always cool to see a fellow east londoners system..
     
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  6. jaquesdp08

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    I would also recommend the JNS series
     
  7. irie ivan

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    Limited budget and vertex in the same sentence...... hahahahaha. Rather look at a bubbleking then...

    Seriously, I would recommedn you look at second hand skimmers if budget is tight.

    Saw on another forum roadblock has a nice skimmer for sale.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip but you will buy once :)
    the only thing better than a vertex skimmer is 2 vertex skimmers
     
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  10. Konrad

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    Bubble blaster in-sump 3000 int. skimmers w/ Bubble Plate 1200L. I think these skimmers are great vallue for your money.
     
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    The only thing better then 2 vertex skimmers is 1 small ATB:tt2:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that depends. if its seized or not.. your skimmers are more out of water than in :tt2: (couldent resist)

    as for value for money.. i would have to say one of the best skimmers i have owned would be a OCTX160/200 they are fairly cheap and really do pull alot of muck..

    and are exeptionally affordable at second hand pricing...
     
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    I have a octx 160 for sale.
     
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    jns and skims are pretty good value
     
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    for that size tank you want a DNW 250 with the OTP5000 pump that is the best value for money skimmer brand new ALL the rest are much more expensive but have better pumps that use less electricity. Bubble blaster 3000 will be too small you want a skimmer that is at least 250mm in chamber diameter
     
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    Vertex is the best value for money bubble king quality at good prices :thumbup:
     
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    whats the price diff between the nw and the dnw?
     
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    Quintus the irish aXeman

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    whats wrong with a Reef Octopus Cone Bubble blaster External???:(
     
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    What about a Skimz?
     
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    "Dad, to go to university, I want to go like all the other kids, not with my Rolls Royce, but with the train."
    So dad bought him his own train.

    Moral, where money is no object, anything goes.
    unless you give an indication of your maximum price, anything bigger and better could be listed.
    And if you dad is the Sultan of Joburg, anything is possible.
     
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