Skimmer shopping gauteng

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  1. Skippie

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    Hey all,
    I have to get a skimmer soon. So I have asked got some opinions.
    My tank and sump hosts almost 450L water.
    What size skimmer is needed if I am going to stock this tank with as much LS, Lsp, LSD,voda and what ever over the next 5years

    Does anyone uses ·sºô*¶1
    The aqua-macro MASN455 ?

    Please give me your comments and if any sponsors can give me a price indication (even pm me please)

    Thanks a lot.
     
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  3. victor du plessis

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    Maby someone from petstop or doryspets can help u
     
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    Thanks
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    Get something slightly overated for your tank
     
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    :005::005::005:...somehow I don't think that would work...:tt2::p...sorry couldn't resist...:blush:
     
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    Never seen those skimmers in the local shops. Best advice , research ALL the skimmers within your budget and keep in mind that 5 years from now .....your needs may have changed a LOT
     
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    I believe the "norm" is to get a Skimmer that is rated for double the Tank (total)...so in you'r case...something between maybe 1000L-1200L max...or 900L to 1000L...I do stand corrected, but if going for SPS, then I'll say the higher of the two...future proofing for that extra fish or SPS's...I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong...
     
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    Speak to TSR for a Vertex skimmer
     
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    Bud unfortunately i cannot give you a price on our range of Deltec skimmers. That you will have to enquire with retail sponsors. l would recommend you ask to look at the Deltec AP600 or APF800 range. Info can be found on the link.

    Protein Skimmers | The Aquarium Solution
     
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    Belinda what do you think about apf800
    APF800 | The Aquarium Solution
     
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    Thanks good answer do you know who stock them or can I get from any lfs?
     
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    Who's TSR?
     
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    This ons in in a shop close to me that's why I asked But a value your comment and will shop some more

    :thumbup:Nthanks
     
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    Sorry I found them :1:
     
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    well, most important part you missed out.

    how thick is your wallet?

    on a tight budget, then Reeftek TS2 is still an option. Old design but still works. Budget not an issue, then skimmers with bubble plates and cone necks is maybe your new toy.

    Just ensure before you pull out your wallet, what footprint and height space do you have in your first chamber? Internal / External? Pump to the side or underneath? What do you want?

    Deltec is nize, Dorry pets do have that range on display. Else visit Pet Stop.
     
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    Also ask @Submariner about the JNS skimmers at TSR
     
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    Most LFS can purchase from us. But if you are going to Dory pets they have them on display as well as Idol Marine. There are other sponsors that stock our products but those are the closest to you.
     
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    I will give them both a call tomorrow Hope they are open Thanks RiaanP
     
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    Yip, I had one and they work very well for the price.
     
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