Skimmer wanted

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by keyaam, 23 Nov 2008.

  1. keyaam

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    Hi all

    I need advice on a skimmer for my new tank. tank is roughly 400 litres. can be internal or external. There is such a variety to choose from. Wanna make the right choice! If you can please post a pic or specs. Thanks
     
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  3. Puppy

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    Keyaam what u planning to keep again?Coral wise.
     
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    keyaam

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    to start out mostly lps and softies. will go sps l8a
     
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    Well I would go with nothing less that a deltec.
    U will save yourself money in the long run when and if u decide to go with sps.
    The APF600 deltec skimmer should do the trick.
     
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    Well I am waiting for the Tunze 9410 skimmer. Still think it is a good long term buy.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    look at reefocto xtreme as an alternative for a long term investment pricy but worth it... rated to do 1500lt.. i cannot comment on deltec other than what i have heard but also very awsome skimmers...
     
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    go diy buddie, you'll appreciate it more at the end of the day. but if you want to buy one i'd also reef octopus extreme:)
     
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    who in CT stocks it?
     
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    As far as I know no one :(.
    If u want a brand new one pm me and I will put u in touch with someone who can.
    Or u could just wait till someone advertise one second hand .
     
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    keyaam

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    Price Range?
     
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    Hi Keyaam i agree with puppy deltec is the way to go a bit pricey but long term you will have a mother of a skimmer,i have had over 20 skimmers in 2 years,ask puppy he will tell you how i change them,my detec 701 does the job for me
     
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    Hey Keyaam. The skimmers Thalion and Puppy have posted are excellent skimmers. If finance is an issue. Go for a Reeftek TS2 or Reefoctopus DNW 150. Great value for money.
     
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    all skimmers mentioned is excellent.

    deltec and the reef octo extream is the why to go if you want to spend some extra cash for a damn good skimmer.

    as mek said the ts2 and dnw 150 will also do the job:thumbup:

    do some research ;)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    incedently i am very impressed with the dnw 110.. currently running on my 600lt.. also a very good buy...
     
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    waiting on floh to let me know if the ts3 is available
     
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    cool oversized but definatley worh the price he was asking...
     
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    What are u prepared to spend on a skimmer?
     
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    Amazing over 20 skimmers of different types but never a Tunze DOC so please try them and then pass an honest opinion I think you will be suprised and with your experience it will be worth the feed back I receive. Hey puppy you should do the same you have enough Tunze pumps in your tank to know.

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    Im still waiting on the quotes george:whistling:
     
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    Try Sams he has some Tunze Stock for 200Lt 500Lt and 1000LT

    George
     

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