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Old 01-10-2018, 10:44 PM
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Been running the NYOS 160 for around 2 years and haven't had any issues with it. Pulls good and is dead silent. Haven't used any of the other mentioned skimmers though.
What skimmer did you have before the NYOS? Also how big is your tank?
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:02 PM
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Reef octopus regal

Just got a regal200s and it’s still breaking in but I love it so far. Super quiet and a controllable dc pump.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:02 PM
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What skimmer did you have before the NYOS? Also how big is your tank?
Ran a skimz on my old tank and it was a great skimmer but IMO the NYOS is on a whole other level as far as performance and build quality. Currently running in on a reefer 425 which is apox 110 gallon system heavy stocked around 15 fish and mostly sps. The other thing that i considered was that ecotech is support for these skimmers so if i ever need a replacement part i can just call them up and get it within a day or two.

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:12 PM
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icecap k-2 160

First of all, I would like to state that this is an honest review based on a real experience. I do not mean to advertise any product.

I had used icecap k2 160 for my reefer 525xl for the last 4 months up until a few days ago.
Unfortunately, I can not say anything good about it.

It never skimmed consistent and I could never dial it in perfectly.
A lot of micro bubbles always escaped from the outlet and it never had enough density of the bubbles inside the chamber compared to vertex omega 150.
I waited a while thinking that because it is a new skimmer so it may need some time to start performing the way it should be and it never did.

A few days ago, I wanted to clean it up and tried to remove the intake fitting, which is the first step to disassemble the skimmer.
The intake fitting was stuck badly, which is a push in attachment through the hole on the skimmer body to the pump inside.
The air intake nipple on it got broke so easy while trying to twist the in take fitting to loosen it.
Lastly, the bottom of the skimmer cone body, where the screws are attached came off at the glued joint.

Since I couldn't use the icecap skimmer, I decided to put back omega 150 at work, which I used in my smaller tank before I set up the existing tank.
I saw a great difference in its performance within 10 min. than what icecap does.
Foam production and the density of the bubbles inside the chamber much greater than icecap.

It was a huge mistake and waste of money to over look at what I already have in hand.

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Old 01-11-2018, 11:27 PM
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Just got a regal200s and it’s still breaking in but I love it so far. Super quiet and a controllable dc pump.
That's a definite plus with the DC pumps.. they're very quiet. How big is your tank?
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:30 PM
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Ran a skimz on my old tank and it was a great skimmer but IMO the NYOS is on a whole other level as far as performance and build quality. Currently running in on a reefer 425 which is apox 110 gallon system heavy stocked around 15 fish and mostly sps. The other thing that i considered was that ecotech is support for these skimmers so if i ever need a replacement part i can just call them up and get it within a day or two.
You're right about Ecotech service. It's solid. I like the new Red Sea tanks.. They're slick looking.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:40 PM
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First of all, I would like to state that this is an honest review based on a real experience. I do not mean to advertise any product.

I had used icecap k2 160 for my reefer 525xl for the last 4 months up until a few days ago.
Unfortunately, I can not say anything good about it.

It never skimmed consistent and I could never dial it in perfectly.
A lot of micro bubbles always escaped from the outlet and it never had enough density of the bubbles inside the chamber compared to vertex omega 150.
I waited a while thinking that because it is a new skimmer so it may need some time to start performing the way it should be and it never did.

A few days ago, I wanted to clean it up and tried to remove the in take fitting, which is the first step to disassemble the skimmer.
The in take fitting was stuck badly, which is a push in attachment through the hole on the skimmer body to the pump inside.
The air intake nipple on it got broke so easy while trying to twist the in take fitting to loosen it.
Lastly, the bottom of the skimmer cone body, where the screws are attached came off at the glued joint.

Since I couldn't use the icecap skimmer, I decided to put back omega 150 at work, which I used in my smaller tank before I set up the existing tank.
I saw a great difference in its performance within 10 min. than what icecap does.
Foam production and the density of the bubbles inside the chamber much greater than icecap.

It was a huge mistake and waste of money to over look at what I already have in hand.
Thanks for the feedback on the Ice Cap. Goes to show how important design and build quality actually are. Vertex skimmer bodies are usually built like tanks.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:59 PM
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once again get a skimz lolthe first version pump did have some issues for some people but they fixed that. i was one of the first people to own one of their skimmers and had input on some changes with their skimmers. getting the proper size skimmer will do more then the brand name will,
https://www.manhattanreefs.com/forum...02-review.html

https://www.manhattanreefs.com/forum...er-thread.html
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:35 PM
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I've been paying more attention to the Skimz but I'm not sold yet. Not saying I won't buy one. I hate to say it but I like the Reef Dynamics INS-135. It's got an old but reliable Euro-Reef design with a Sicce 1000 pump. For $240.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:06 AM
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I’d go with a deltec. They have extremely solid motors, can be field stripped in seconds without tools and produce almost twice the air draw to water ratios of their competitors. It’s what you’d expect from a German company, really well engineered and reliable.
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