Dynmax Skimmers

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  1. pXius

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    Does anyone have experience with the brand?

    Friend of mine is looking to get into marines and he can get a new RS60 (thats the recirculating one) rated for 1600L for R2000 which is about R500-R600 cheaper than normal.

    Are they any good? The LFS with the special has 1400L rated dynmax on a 700L mixed reef and it seems to be doing its job...

    Any input?
     
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    not many people have tried them.

    I have a small nano one that does its job, but is not as good as the more expensive competition....its a case of get what you paid for I guess....

    I think as long as you dont overstock it will be fine.
     
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    generally not the greatest of skimmers, they are definatley not the foreunners in the skimmer market.

    Macro aqua and boyu are pretty much in the same class as the dymax..
     
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    hmmm,

    I'll have a talk with him, he wants to go mixed reef and his tank with sump will be close to mine, around 700L.

    Maybe if he uses enough live rock he can risk it, take one for the MASA team :p

    thanks guys.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Fanie, its human nature to overstock, i wold suggest he save for a bigger skimmer, but that being said we all have to start somewhere and the bottom is usually a good place only then will we appreciate the service you recieve from a top end skimmer..

    believe me if there is one thing i would asvise anyone to buy big, its a skimmer..

    no harm in him taking a smaller one he just needs to realise his limitations..
     
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    Look they work....no doubt about it! They do what they supposed to do, no more.

    In my case with me wanting to go more SPS its not efficient enough. So I will need to upgade soon.
     
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    I agree, but buying now and then again at a later period just makes it more expensive.

    For a grand more you can get some nice bubble masters and old school reef octopus skimmers rated around the same. Will leave the decision to him.

    Thanks again.
     
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