View Full Version : Is a stock Octopus NW-150 or DNW-150 better than a Euroreef CS 5-2?

04/23/2008, 02:57 PM
I have a 90RR with a 30g sump. Currently Im using a Euroreef CS 5-2 skimmer. I know its undersized for the application but it still pulls lots of gunk daily. Being that it is undersized and Im building a new acrylic sump, Im now thinking of skimmer upgrades. Ive been looking into the Octopus line of skimmer, but I would really like to not have to mod them. Would a stock NW-150 or DNW-150 be better than my euroreef on a tank with a total water volume of around 125 gallons? What about a NW-200? or DNW-200? Thanks for the help

04/23/2008, 07:49 PM
any opinions?

04/23/2008, 07:50 PM
Im also guessing the NW-200 or DNW-200 would be overkill for a tank of my size

04/23/2008, 07:58 PM
I am planning a similar set up, and I think I'm going to go with a msx 160 (marinesolutions.com) Everyone tells me they are the best bang for the buck and most efficient too.

...but, I would like to see what people have to say about your comparisons.

04/23/2008, 09:30 PM
im thinking a DNW-150 would be the best chpice for a tank this size....any opinions?

Shawn D
04/23/2008, 10:01 PM
I would go with the NW 200

04/23/2008, 10:03 PM
I have a DNW-150 on my 120G.
Its been running with no mods for 3+years.
It is a "set and forget" once you get it dialed in and that is not hard either.
I have been happy with it. Puts out a couple of gallons of dark stuff per week. I run it kinda dry.

04/24/2008, 08:37 AM
I ordered a nw200 for my bb sps 90 gallon tank and havent gotten it yet, but from what i hear its a beast and should do great for the tank, however i do plan to do a few of the mods at some point. let you know how it does on my tank