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  1. Rax123

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    getting my new tank delivered today(500L), need some advise for a suitable skimmer. Reef octopus OCTX-160 was recommended by LPS. any input will be appreciated.tank size 1.2 x 0.75 x0.6. with a 0.9 sump.
     
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    i would say that it would be fine if you dont stock up too high on the fish, if u want a BEEG fish load than i would say get something bigger
     
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    Skimmer will be fine , I am running one on my cube with a similar volume
     
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    with your experience, how would you rate your skimmer in terms of performance ,maintance and NOISE levels, thanx for info.:thumbup:
     
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    defnitly take the noise factor into consideration,my new skimmer is fairly noisy
     
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    probably will keep some soft coral, a neni and +-12 to 15 small fish( the ones that won`t get too big)
     
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    do u have the same skimmer?
     
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    Rax, I love that skimmer (IMHO probably the best in its price range), not sure what you mean by maintenance but no more is required than with any other skimmer. As for noise levels, mine is dead quite (maj does yours make a noise) the PSK pumps are less noisy than the OTP ones.

    Trust me you wont be dissapointed, I also reccomend them to my customers
     
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    It would be fine then
     
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    my OTP pump is kinda noisy.luckily its far from my bedroom.
     
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    My Sicce pump was hell of a noisy on my OCTX 200. And I was not the only one. Ziyaad had the same issue on his. Same pump gets used on the 160. Took the skimmer back it swopped it out for another noisy bubble blaster.
     
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    Not a bad skimmer I have the 200 insump. Also have occasional noise from the pump. But it works well
     
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    only because mine was the external and there was a design error with the externals as the sicce pumps dont like to be run externally they are made to be run internally. All the internal OTX's that i know are all silent. if the internal is making a noise then its the pin wheel thats damaged get a new one and you sorted
     
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    Rax123

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    :confused1: , are these skimmers of a inferior quality????bcause some seem to come more noisier than others, btw know some women like that:thumbup:
     
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    no not at all great skimmers best bang for buck u can get the internal ones are fine its when you get the external ones or try and make the internal one external when you will pick up problems.
     
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    i think i`ll give a shot... heard more pros than cons, thanx guyz
     
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    enjoy my only other advice would be spend a few rand more and get the OTX 200 would be a better buy due to the bigger reaction chamber as both OTX160 and 200 use the same pumps
     
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