Which Skimmer to buy

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Junz, 17 Feb 2011.

  1. Junz

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    Howsit Guys,

    Im torn between the following two skimmers, i need your thoughts on which would be the better skimmer for a Heavy Stocked Tank

    SKIMZ - SK252 Cone External Rated 3000lts

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    Reef Octopus Cone XP 5000ss External Rated 2400lts
     
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  3. lanzo

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    Dont know how the back up service of the skimz are in S.A

    Ill rather go for ReefOcto as the Back up is 110%
     
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    Junz

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    I want to Rock the boat a little now,

    What you guys think about the Tunze DOC skimmer rated for 4000lts
     
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    what size tank you looking to but skimmer for?
     
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    Im not an octo fan so ill recommend the skimz
     
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    ^^^^^overated and over priced, I have seen close to over 150+ different TOTM's on various forums from around the world and have only seen Tunze skimmers on about 3.
    Tunze are Tops in terms of Flow no doubt but skimmers i really think they need to get with the program and come to the party in updating their designs.

    Have you seen the new ATI's?

    Whats the size of the Skimz and the total pumps and air draw?
     
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    Junz

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    SKIMZ Rated for 3000lts - Air draw is 1920ltp/h

    where can i get the air draw information for the RO skimmers
     
  9. Ridwaan

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    Why dont you have a look at the ATB cone skimmers?
    Reef octos are ok
    Skimz, i dunno, havent tried it......YET
     
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    Junz

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    Price on the ATB skimmers +- ?
     
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    I know the 5000 pulls 2200L of air,
    3000 - 1500LPH air,
    2000 - 1000LPH air

    But than again air draw is not the be all and end all of a good skimmer, its about balance as the ATB's dont pull crazy air but they are really well balanced in terms of water to air


    Much much more that the Skims and OCTO
     

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