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Old 03-18-2009, 3:54 PM   #1
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Skimmer Recommendation?

I'm currently on the lookout for a skimmer for A 5' 125. We'll be using a 55G sump. What type / version would you recommend? It will be moderately stocked with fish and mixed reef. Thanks!

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Old 03-18-2009, 3:55 PM   #2
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works great if you keep the water level constant..

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Old 03-18-2009, 4:06 PM   #3
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I'm looking at an Octopus 160 right now. I've read nothing but good things about them. Small 8x10 footprint, quiet Sicce pump draws 30w, bubble plate on the newer models. Haven't heard anything bad. Apparently it's a set it and forget it type skimmer. Well, don't forget to clean the collection cup!

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Old 03-18-2009, 4:08 PM   #4
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thats what Im moving to is an Octo.. Nothing wrong with my SS just a tad to tall...barely fits under the tank..

Octos are supposed to be great

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Old 03-18-2009, 4:12 PM   #5
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That's a good deal on a decent skimmer. I know what you mean by tall...that's what i'm using.
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Heck yeah! If there's not already a "Club Octo" we'll be starting one!

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I love my 160 Octopus. Its a little loud but the collection cup is very easy to come off for cleaning. Overall, working very well and easy to maintain for collection cup. Love it...

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Old 03-18-2009, 4:27 PM   #8
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Joe, do you have the Sicce pump? I've heard those things are whisper quiet!

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i like my asm g series. they are cheap, easily modded, and work great. mine has the mesh mod, and it came with gate valve but i havent found a need for it yet

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