Reeftek OCTX 160 or 200?

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  1. H0nda42

    H0nda42

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    Good day, can anyone explain the difference (despite the obvious footprint size)between the OCTX 160 and 200.

    I see they are built differently i.e the 160 has the pump installed underneath with it blow up into the chamber whereas the 200 has a side mounted pump.

    Both pumps are the same and they are rated equally. Which is the preferred model and if it is the 200 is it worth the extra R600?

    I appreciate any feedback.

    Thanks
     
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  3. ziyaadb

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    yes it has a bigger reaction chamber so it will in essence skim better.
     
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    As Ziyaad has said the 200 has a bigger (200mm) reaction chamber. The total chamber height is also longer since the pump is on the side of the 200. The are both the same height. I just bought the 20o for my upcoming setup. Since the chamber is wider it also means that the holding cup is also bigger.
     
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    im a fan of the 200 aswell, im sure even though they sre rated for the same size tank youd get a better skimming action for the reasons above, even so it will only be margionally better.
     
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