View Full Version : ASM G-Mini skimmer a good choice for 58g?

09/28/2007, 03:59 PM
I'm going to be upgrading my skimmer soon and wanted some input on this skimmer. Does anyone run one? Are they decent? It's supposedly rated for 75 gallons, and I'm just running a 58 with a sump that adds about another 7 to 8 gallons I'd guess?

The tank itself is a mixed reef with a small fish bioload (2 percula clowns).

09/28/2007, 05:02 PM
For ASM, I figure their capacity by dividing their rating by 3.

09/28/2007, 05:16 PM
I'm hearing that as well... I was thinking of a G2 now. Is ASM still the way to go if it's $250 for a skimmer for a 58g? Or can I do better?

09/28/2007, 05:27 PM
Octopus NW 150 WWW.octopusskimmer.com Way better than anything by ASM. Thats coming from an ASM owner.

09/28/2007, 06:05 PM
If you want to stay in the ASM line, I would look at a G2.

09/28/2007, 06:27 PM
The straight Octopus NW 150, or with the recirc? The regular Oct NW 150 is like half the cost. That would be awesome... The recirc ones are comparable in price to the G2 I think.

09/28/2007, 06:53 PM
Recircs are more efficient, easier to adjust, dont require a constant sump level if its going in the sump and just flat out work better. The pumps in the in sump model have to fill the skimmer and create the bubble. The recirc pumps only have to create the bubbles as you have a powerhead or your overflow return feeding it water.

If you have the money, go for the recirc.

09/28/2007, 09:11 PM
If you want to stick with the ASM line due to price, G1X or the G3, mini and the G2 are mediocre @ best.

09/28/2007, 09:28 PM
I think I'm leaning towards Octopus now after reading some threads. I've never really had a decent in-sump skimmer before, I've usually run with HOBs but this is a new tank. Does the depth of water in my sump matter? If so, what sort of depth would I need for the Octopus NW 150?

09/29/2007, 02:02 AM
Octopus is a ASM copy with mods done.