View Full Version : Skimmer Selection

07/14/2007, 01:06 AM
ok guys and gals...

What are your first pics for a 275+ system (including the sump)?

Please state advantages and disadvantes you have experienced.


07/14/2007, 08:21 AM
No one can make a choice?

07/14/2007, 08:23 AM
You've got a pretty wide range there in terms of the price of the skimmers. Mine as well get an ATI or Bubble king. :D

07/14/2007, 08:30 AM
That is true about the price range, I was wondering what people selected based on prcie, ease of use, skimming quality, etc.....thanks for listing your choices....hoping more people will also join in.

07/14/2007, 08:31 AM
ok a bit early for me too...I just checked the poll--thanks for all who made selections already...

07/14/2007, 08:56 AM
I love my MRC MR2

07/14/2007, 09:10 AM
I think Asm is till hard to beat for price ,function an d ease of maintainence.

07/14/2007, 09:11 AM
That is not the case any longer, a year or two ago, yes.

07/14/2007, 09:19 AM
I voted for Deltec as I they are the only one I know on this list.

I have also good expirience of the new Master DOC skimmer from Tunze.

Larry Waughon
07/14/2007, 09:28 AM
ASM has always been good for me.

07/14/2007, 10:12 AM
why is the volcano not on the poll and reduced to an "other" selection?

07/14/2007, 12:00 PM
I apologize for not including more brands such as the Volcano and Precision Marine and more......It was late when I posted the poll....

07/15/2007, 10:13 PM
ok, so now after any experiences you have had with other skimmers, what wouldn't you use based on skinmate quality and convenience of detaching the collection cup, size of cup, adjustments to the skimmer, etc..?

07/16/2007, 05:12 AM
I am shopping the same Zoa...there are simply too many choices out there

I am currently leaning toward the Octopus brand....or a bubblemaster...no wait :)

Currently run Red Sea Prism on my 75g, wish it were a larger skimmer so want to get something rated about twice the size of my 240ish gallon tank plans.