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Old 02-29-2012, 09:04 AM
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Long Island Time to upgrade Skimmer

I am looking to replace my current skimmer, which is a Euro Reef that is 9 years old. I don’t recall the model number. It still is pulling a good amount of waste. Skimmer has a Sedra pump.

I figured after 9 years skimmer technology has changed and it seems like a good idea to upgrade. Total system volume is 150 gallons of water. It is a mixed reef tank moderately populated.

I have read through a lot of the threads and skimmer clubs here on the forum. So I am looking for recommendations for which skimmer to go with within reason. After reading many of the threads it becomes unclear on which is a solid performer. TIA.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:16 AM
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What size tank?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:21 AM
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I would recommend a Super Reef Octopus Xp-2000. These are the best bang for your buck skimmers out there at the moment IMO.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:54 AM
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1+ am running one of those sro and am very happy and u get a 3 year warranty on the pump
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Tha 150 is in tha building !!!!
my 11g nano
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:55 AM
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Why not stay with the Euroreef. I still think they are one of the best skimmers ever sold
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:01 AM
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I have no issue with the Euro Reef. Sometimes the mindset that newer technology is better and maybe that is not the case.

Skimmer has worked fine replaced the Sedra pump once. Appreciate the responses.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:10 AM
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Waiting for my vertex alpha cone 200 it will be at my house tomorrow .I have 200 gallons of water total in my system .check out the vertex alpha cones there suppossed to be one of the best and there made by bubble king
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:12 AM
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Bro on that note u ever here they say if it not broken don't fix it i though ur skimmer was acting up if working funey not used the money get some else u don't have
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:13 AM
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Oh and I bought the automatic cleaner for it I think its called the vectra its made by vertex I think u would need the same one I ordred for ur system
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:14 AM
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Very true maybe put the funds to purchase a MP40 for the tank.
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