How to identify rating or the skimmer itself

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  1. sid6

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    Hi. I am interested in buying a second hand reef octopus skimmer. The seller says it's rated for a 1500L tank. How can I confirm this and how do I identify the model? Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Measure the height of the skimmer and check on the RO website. That should give you an idea
     
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    Thank you so much. Will definitely do that
     
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    which is better between a reef octopus and a bubble magus curve 5?
     
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    What size is your tank? Cause a BM Curve 5 is only rated for max 500L
     
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    The tank is 480L without the sump.so do you suggest I go with the reef octopus?
     
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    Depends on what Reef Octopus. If your system is close to 500L without sump, I'd go for something like a BM Curve 9 or TS3 etc
     
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    Ok. Will check up on them. Thanks a lot
     
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