Reef octopus oct xs 160 skimmer???

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  1. Wiley

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    Please rate it for me? I wanna use it on 550L DT and 200L sump?
     
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    If I'm correct, it is rated for 900litres. It will be fine if you have a low bio-load and other filtration like a DSB, macro algae, etc. Usually it is recommended to run a skimmer 1.5x - 2x total system volume. Yours is 750litres, so a skimmer rated for 1100 - 1500 litres will be better if you run a skimmer only as filtration. I had a TS2 running on a 550 litre system with no problems as I had a DSB that worked and cheato. I also did weekly 10% water changes, so ja, it can be done ;)
     
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    I reckon you will be fine with it. They are good skimmers if you can get one that is quiet. The ines with the Sicce PSK pumps were quite noisy.
     
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    The guys at The Water Boy recommend me to it! I'm not sure about it? For the same price I can get a reef tek ts 3?
     
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    I have been doing some googling and lots of online shops and other sites says it rated for 160gal which is 600 liter more or less.
     
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    There are lots of other skimmer brands out there, check out the sponsors like The Serious Reefer, Dorry Pets, Idol marine. You get Deltec, Vertex, JNS (I think) - phone around and browse the sites for prices and options. This is one piece of equipment you wanna invest in and buy right the first time :)

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    I'm with you on that 1!!!

    I see on dorry pet under reef octopus extreme it there and they also say 900l?
     
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    When they got launched originally they were rated for 900L but the rating later got dropped to 600L. Rating are always just a guideline as that skimmer could do a lightly stocked 900L tank and a heavier stocked 600L tank. But if its a heavily stocked tank I would use this skimmer on a 400L tank.

    Bottom line is you have to decide what the stocking and bioload level will be on the tank before choosing a skimmer.
     
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    @marius thanks! Think I'm going for the reef tek ts 3 then?
    Im use a 3 chamber sump. Skimmer/Dsb/Return pump
     
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    What sort of price range are you budgeting for?
    The serious reefer has the JNS skimmers and maybe some Skimz !
     
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    Looking at about 3000
     
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