protein skimmer options

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey MASA
    I'm wanting to buy a new skimmer for my tank.
    I am confused as which skimmer to get , my two options are the BM curve 5 or reef octopus dnw 110.
    My tank volume is 340l .

    My first option is the reef octopus , my question with it being a recirculating skimmer is can it be placed in the sump or must it be external as I don't have space outside my sump to fit it.

    I have 2 overflows can I connect one of the overflows into the skimmer ?
     
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  3. madmatt

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    Do yourself a favour and have a look @Aquaria-SA skimmers
    Contact Lawrence there
     
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    I have the BM curve 9. Its a beast. Running now for 3 weeks and it works great.
     
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    I've heard great things about bubble magus skimmers. Id go for that.
     
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    Connecting an external skimmer to the overflow can cause instability inside the skimmer. Best is to have a separate feeder pump. But there is no reason why you cant run an external skimmer internally b
     
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    Will be getting the curve 5
     
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