View Full Version : bermuda rogue wave skimmer

09/16/2008, 09:52 PM
hello ... a quick background..

I have a 70 gallon FOWLR currently with a remora non pro version with mj1200...

i wanna upgrade my skimmer.. it is my only source of filtration.. believe me i tried to fit a sump underneath the builtin the wall setup but its impossible... a remora is not cutting it anymore...

after my research i have concluded that i want either the deltec mce600 or the bermuda rogue wave skimmer. (used ofcourse)

i have heard the bermuda rogue is the king HOB right now.. even better than the deltec... but this is based on old threads... i cant get the search function to work all day!!

what is the current opinion on the bermuda rogue HOB skimmer??

pics to back up pleasseee?????

09/17/2008, 09:20 AM
anyone have the rogue skimmer they are currently using?

09/17/2008, 09:29 AM
best hang ons in order of performance

CnC 125h

Deltec mce600

Bermuda rogue wave

Octo with2pumps

Warner marine

09/17/2008, 09:31 AM
I have the mce600 and its extremly reliable and works great

09/17/2008, 09:41 AM
i guess my only concern with the deltec is quality of the pumps.. its costs $130 to replace? since im buying used this is much more scary to me.. with the rogue, its a mag 5 pump.. so its much less and i can buy it used..

can i use a different pump with the deltec in case that one from the factory breaks??

09/17/2008, 09:47 AM
I've used the Octo 100F and have loved it. If you can wait two new models should be out any day. the 300F with 2 pumps and the 800 with a sicce pump.

09/17/2008, 09:54 AM
I have not even cleaned my mce600 in the last year the pumps work great and margins customer service is great the pump has a 2 year warranty from deltec

The mag5 will be hanging in your tank making the tank louder and seeing the pump is distracting.

09/17/2008, 11:26 PM
Without a sump you will need a skimmer that can process as much water as possible and also have great circulation in the tank. I know because I have a 33 gallon without a sump and it is a pain without a great skimmer.

09/18/2008, 09:54 PM
You could look for an external skimmer and place it next to the tank. I have a 75 with the Octo 100 on it, and just picked up a used Bermuda 3c. I am building a cabinet to mount to the wall and put the skimmer in there, plus most good performing hob's are out of my dollar range.

09/29/2008, 11:46 AM
I have a Bermuda Rouge Wave PS paired up with a mag 5 and it works great! It pulls out about a cup or more of dark skimmate in about a day. Real quiet too.

11/10/2008, 10:51 PM
Yeah the rogue is versatile bacause you can choose your pump. any pump at 500 to 700 gph will due very well. MCE 600 is nice too. I don't understand the cnc thang since it's very new, and only custom made to order and I've never heard from any one who has run it honestly past a normal skimmer break in time. Putting it at the top of any list is gross misrepresentation until it has proved itself.