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kodyboy
01/14/2007, 11:08 AM
What do you guys think between these two skimmers,

Octopus NW150
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CV-OCT-NW-150&Category_Code=Octopus

D&D marine terminator 2
http://www.danddmarine.com/Term2.html

skimmy
01/14/2007, 11:35 AM
hhmm, that's a tough one, i've owned both and out of the box niether are anything special, but both can be modded and work awesome.
i plumbed an aquabee 2000/1 nw into my d &d marine and it rocked, and the octopus nw 150 was great with the threadwheel mod.
the octo does have a smaller footprint though, and it's waaay cheaper to do a thread wheel mod to it, so i guess i would choose that one, but my octo 150 crazed all in the collection cup, so i was not impressed with that, but i havent seen or heard of it happening to alot of people so probably not the norm.

kodyboy
01/14/2007, 01:50 PM
I am adding the new skimmer to a tank that already has an ASM g3, so would one complement the G3 better?

exoticaquatix
01/14/2007, 03:36 PM
there has been alot of debate about running 2 skimmers. depending on how they are set up there may be some competition between the skimmers but i dont really subscribe to that theory. not sure if you have read up on that or not. a G3 on a 100 gallon (according to your "current tanks" listing) is pretty good with a low-average bioload if your going the SPS route IMO. Softies would be perfectly happy with an even higher bio-load. you may just want to sell the G3 and put that money into one big skimmer. that makes tuning your skimmate output much easier. just something to think about.
-nick

kodyboy
01/14/2007, 06:41 PM
exoticaquatix,
actually that system has a tunze 9010, this is for my system at school (I am a teacher) a 150 heavy bioload reef (softies and a few sps). I have a G3 on it now and due to budget constraints can't really get a bigger unit to replace the G3.