Choose between 2 skimmers

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by CocaColaza, 25 Jun 2012.

  1. CocaColaza

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    Reef Octopus / Reeftek TS4 Protein Skimmer (In Sump) or Reef Octopus Extreme Series OCTX-200

    Anybody have any experience with either of these 2 skimmers. They are similarly priced and rated close to each other. Which one is better with filtration noise levels etc?

    Any other skimmers you guys can recommend for a 1000l in the R4000-R5000 price range?
     
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  3. DubKorps

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    imo an out of sump skimmer always comes out tops,only problem is if you spring a leak theres a prob...but thr extreme series does have loads more benefits like bubble plates etc which enhances skimmimg quality and also it comes with bubble blaster pumps,best by a mile wereas the ts- range has standard pumps and no bubble plates,kinda old school
     
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    between those two id go for the OCTX 200.

    I do however think youd get a better model or make of skimmer iof you search a bit and can stretch that budget a little. Im not sure of skimmer prices in SA anymore but id sugest trying to see what you can get a Deltec SC 2060 Internal for in SA, or look at vertex and tunze prices. But that Deltec would do a great job and last you years....and a few more to come.
    @Ridwaan will have a few ideas on machines that make small air bubbles too :)
     
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    wow looks like a nice skimmer. Will just have to measure my sump tonight to see if it will fit.
     
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    JNS SK5 if it was me ...performance at an affordable price...if you can puch a bit the SK6
     
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