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Old 02-18-2017, 09:00 AM
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New Protein Skimmers

Since I've had the Midi and it's been setup as an all in one (long story..) for the past few years, I feel I'm out of the loop when talking about new skimmers on the market. This will be for a 90 gallon tank with 30 gallon sump.

I've read about Skimz, IceCap (odd they're coming back after years out of the aquarium scene, but they have Sicce pumps which is a plus), Aquamaxx, Reef Octopus has a few new lines, Vertex Omega (I had the smallest model but never set it up due to tank changes), ATB has a new Nano model out (with a Jecod pump, which is kind of crazy for an ATB skimmer)...

What else is out there? What new skimmer are you using, and what do you think? Anything I should stay away from?

I prefer QUIET operating, best bang for the buck, solid performing skimmers, and I tend to stay away from cheap knock off motor blocks.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:18 PM
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I posted this almost a year ago, but I still have not setup the 90. Looking to do that now. Still have no skimmer. Anyone have the new NYOS Quantum line? I've read some mixed reviews. Apparently the ATB Nano had been reliable, even with the knock off pump.

Bubble King has an interesting looking double cone, and I've heard the Vertex Omega line is mixed- most said the 130 was hard to dial in and not a great air/water balance. I have not heard that about their larger models.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:24 PM
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I looked at them and they seem to be on the expensive side compared to other skimmers. What I don't like about them is there are screws that hold the skimmer bottom in place, which makes it hard to clean. Other skimmers have little clips, which you can just move to the side and the skimmer comes apart really easy.
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Which skimmer is that?
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:36 PM
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The NYOS Quantum skimmers. If you look at the videos you can see how the skimmer is attached to the bottom by screws.
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That's what I thought you were talking about. Which skimmer did you go wth?

Also has anyone used the newer ATB Nano or 840 with the Jebao pump?
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:50 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.
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get a skimz and dont look back.
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in my opinion all the better brands work / do the job they meant to do. There are subtle differences in construction as far as easy or hard to maintain / clean.

Check out this new release from Reef Octopus

https://reefbuilders.com/2017/09/05/...otein-skimmer/
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get a skimz and dont look back.
Some Skimz have Eden pumps, which are solid, Italian made pumps. Some have cheap knockoff brand pumps. Would depend on the model.
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