Skimmer advice

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Puppy, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. Puppy

    Puppy Lives for SPS

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Cape Town
    2 Years ago I would of bagged myself a deltec skimmer without even looking further.

    Unfortunately I am little behind with Deltec's new technology and to be honest I fancy the new cone skimmers a lot more.
    Don't get me wrong, Deltec is still number 1 in my books, but I feel I can get the same performance for a lot less moola these days.I hope I am not upsetting anyone here :).

    Can u guys please tell me what our local markets (skimmer wise) looks like and what brands are out there.International is ok as well ,but local would be better.

    So far the KZ revolution skimmer is on my radar, but the model I would like is internal only.I prefer an external skimmer for quite a few reasons.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    lol David! I have also been looking at the KZ cone range recently. Damn awesome skimmers.
    Have you taken a look at the reef Octopus bubble blaster skimmers?
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    KZN
    Hell looks like ATB have this cone shape cornered and are highly rated, dont know if they available locally though.
     
  5. Puppy

    Puppy Thread Starter Lives for SPS

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Cape Town

    Yes I have Mek ,but nothing in my mind is telling me to go out and get it.
    Is there any performance stats out there for these skimmers.
    As far as I know it quite pricey as well.
    The KZ skimmer is not cheap ,but hey ,at least I know it works well with sps.
     
  6. keyaam

    keyaam

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Cape Town
    I cant beleive you asking for skimmer advice. Ask Imraan about his new deltec. The BB skimmers seem to really pack a punch. Good luck with the purchase
     
  7. Puppy

    Puppy Thread Starter Lives for SPS

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Thanks Alan ,will do .
    Stange ,someone tried to sell me one a few days ago.
    Will contact him to find out more.
     
  8. Puppy

    Puppy Thread Starter Lives for SPS

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Cape Town
    hahah thanks Keyaam ,I lost my touch man.
    I even forgot some simple common fish names come to think of it.
    It takes me a while to get to the names these days.
    Yes I spoke to Imraan thanks ,but I am convinced I can get just as good for less.
     
  9. FransSny

    FransSny

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Hermanus
    Welcome back puppy.

    Have you had a look at the Vertex range...powered by red dragon pumps
     
  10. keyaam

    keyaam

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Very highly rated overseas but are they available in SA
     
  11. FransSny

    FransSny

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Hermanus
    Yip...on special order I can get them
     
  12. keyaam

    keyaam

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Can you perhaps give us a price indication just for interest sake?
     
  13. FransSny

    FransSny

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Hermanus
    At current exchange rate:

    Alfa 170 rated for +/- 700 L starts at R 9000
    Alfa 300 rated at 2200L at R 15 500

    ROUGLY :p
     
  14. maj

    maj

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Cape Town
    wow,that is rough on the pockets too
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Skimmer advice Forum Date
Skimmer advice General Discussions and Advice 21 Aug 2016
skimmer advice please General Discussions and Advice 22 Jun 2016
Advice on skimmer for 1500L tank General Discussions and Advice 26 Dec 2015
SKIMMER ADVICE PLEASE Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration 2 Dec 2015
skimmer advice or opinion General Discussions and Advice 4 Sep 2015
Skimz skimmer advice ASAP pls ► Sponsor Request Forum 11 Mar 2015
Tunze 9004 skimmer advice please Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 24 Sep 2014