skimmer price request

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  1. Riddi

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    Hi Sponsors

    Please advise on pricing of these skimmers if not in Cape Town please add shipping to the cost, If you have a better skimmer with these type of specs then advise on those as well

    Needs to be for @ least 900l

    ORCA 135 int
    Reeftek TS3
    Reef OCT extreme 160-INT

    Thanking You
    Regards
     
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  3. keyaam

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    Go for the octo extreme
     
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    impo all listed skimmers too small for a 900l tank. i would go for the largest orca 180 minimum or a bubble blaster 5000.
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    the skimmer is actually for a 600l tank;)
     
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    i just had a look on ebay in the US thy rate a Reef OCT extreme 160-INT
    as 160G = 605L
    in south africa thy say 900L
     
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    I have the Bubble Blaster 3000. Was rated for 1200 liters. On the Reef Octopus website it has now been re-rated to 800 liters...
     
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    Reef OCT extreme 160-INT is the one I would recommend! I just got one myself and it skims like a beast! It would be perfect on a 600L tank. It used to be rated for a 1400L tank, then they dropped it to a 900L tank. I'm using mine on a 500L tank. Works like a charm. You'd probably be looking at around R3000 - R3500 new.

    Also, apparently the ORCA range has been discontinued...
     
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    If u have enough money go for a Deltec TC 1655..u have the best..!
     
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    i want to get a deltec as well i want a tc 3080s or a tc 4080
    only my money will know :p

    i think the deltec importers are exotic aquariums in south africa
     
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    These skimmers are monsters Yuri...thy are the best in our hobby at the moment...
    Unfortunately these skimmers are pretty expensive.........!!!! But if u can save some money and be a nice boy, the wife will def allow u get urself one!:p
     
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    You building a new 6000l tank?
     
  13. Yuri

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    currently my tank is 720L and i need a bigger skimmer
    but i do like to buy big enough for the future upgrade's

    ex. i got the hailea hl-3000chb (3 horse power) chiller the other day
     
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    Wat volume are u planning in the future Yuri...2000lts???
    Looks like ur upgrade gonna be interesting!
     
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    I will like to have a 3000L tank one day
     
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    riddi,wont u be interested in anyone selling a 2nd hand skimmer in this range.

    seeing that u are looking for discontinued range
     
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    i still say that the otx 160 is too small for a fully stocked 600L tank if moderate bioload it would be ok but hey if u want it go for it.
     
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    thanks for all the responses guys I have decided to save a bit longer and try to get one that's rated for 1200l and maybe external as well
     
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    that is a better plan
     
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    I'm running the orca 135 internal, enkamat mod. This is in a 550L tank with 25 fish and it is doing perfectly. I am running zeo though.
     
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    orca 135 is a much bigger skimmer then the otx160 plus with the enkamet i am sure u getting about the same air pull. good skimmers the orcas i had the 135 ext and had enkamet as well used too pull some nasty crud outa my 1m tank with only about 7 fish
     
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