Help with choice of skimmer!!!

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by king squish, 14 Mar 2012.

  1. king squish

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    So the time has come to upgrade my skimmer, at the moment I'm running a IM 1000 but starting to think its a little outdated and find myself doing a lot of fine tuning, my system is about 350 liters at the moment but looking at plumping about another 340 or so for a bigger deep sand bed, my buget is about R4000,

    So what do you think, help me choose a skimmer!!!!
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    how about one of the JNS skimmers?
     
  4. Keanan

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    Give Nathan at TSR a visit and have a look at the JNS range, pretty sweet skimmers, nicely priced for whats its capable of. Or if you have the cash for it, have a look at the vertex. Or the bubble blaster range too.
     
  5. Spikester

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    I have the Reef oct nw-150, its rated for 650l and its amazing. So maybe something like the nw-200 or the bubble blaster series...
     
  6. crispin

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    get a deltec and have a skimmer that doesnt need upgrading and wont let you down. get hold of "nemos janitor and find out where the closest distribution centre is to you
     
  7. Submariner

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    Hi King Squish

    TSR Can offer you a great deal on a JNS skimmer they are very high quality and the pumps (sicce syncra)are one of the best in the business, if your budget can be streched a little then you can go for the Vertex Alpha skimmers, the red dragon pumps on these skimmers are seen by most to be the best in the world.
     
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  8. king squish

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    so i got a great price on the JNS SK-3, think im ganna go for it what you guys think?
     
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    No personal experience, but heard only good things about them.....googled reviews a while a go and nothing negative.....If I was in the market, I reckon I would get one.
     
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    I have one and it works really well it's skims like a beast and (for now) keeps my aquarium ticking.
     
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    Go for it.:thumbup:
     
  12. king squish

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    What about the Reef Octopus bubble blaster int3000, rated for 1200 liter where the SK3 rated at 800 liters eish its quite a choice!!!
     
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    It's not the litres look at the air or bubble flow of the skimmer IMO that's what is more important....
     
  14. Keanan

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    Think thats rated for a sps setup, if you check out their website it doesnt reall say whats it rated for but say in sump 2200 next to the name?
     
  15. Keanan

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    Yip that too. For me it was either the Sk 2 or the RO OCTX 160 xs, the SK2 had more air pull so opted for the SK2
     
  16. Submariner

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    Correct 2time manufacturers skimmer rating are worthless.

    look at pump quality
    pump air intake
    neck diameter
    base diameter


    Dont forget the JNS comes with a two year warranty also :thumbup:
     
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  17. king squish

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    so its settled im picking up a Reef Octopus bubble blaster int3000 today at a great price!!
     
  18. juan R

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    @ king squish. I have a RO bubble blaster 3000 ext and it is an absolute beast of a skimmer. If you go for RO bb you can't go wrong. IMO.
     
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