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BradR
11/30/2008, 09:54 AM
Planning on skimming an SPS 600 gal tank with heavy bioload. Any reason not to get two msx's instead of one BK 300 as far as the corals are concerned?

mavgi
11/30/2008, 10:05 AM
I don't see any reason why not for sure 2 MSX will be a better cohice.... 4 pump will collect more detritus then any other skimmer with 1 pump .

jmjohnson
11/30/2008, 10:14 AM
How about something like the BK 400 or ATB large? This will protect you from wasting money on a skimmer "upgrade" later down the road.

Jflip2002
11/30/2008, 10:25 AM
Im not so sure two would skim better than a Bubble King. If the MSX is missing the DOCs the first time, theres a good shot the second one will also, right? Just my thoughts. Id go with one larger, nicer skimmer rather than two...

jman77
11/30/2008, 10:41 AM
um.....yeaa....

this is simple.... 2 x MSX-300's

Red Dragons are good ...but they are not 4 x psk's worth good

Plus , you have to think of it this way.. you lose that one Red Dragon..you tank has NO skimmer until u get it replaced....

You lose one psk ...and you still have 2 skimmers/3 pumps as the one psk will still make skimmate in a msx-300

mavgi
11/30/2008, 10:44 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13844791#post13844791 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Jflip2002
Im not so sure two would skim better than a Bubble King. If the MSX is missing the DOCs the first time, theres a good shot the second one will also, right? Just my thoughts. Id go with one larger, nicer skimmer rather than two...

And why do think that the MSX will miss Doc.... ?:D

there is a lot member that happy with those skimmer here and also skim some big tank size without problem .

jman77
11/30/2008, 10:46 AM
"And why do think that the MSX will miss Doc.... ?"

Cause it's not red and made by Klaus :) ....lol

Creetin
11/30/2008, 10:57 AM
I think your sig says it best. ;)

mavgi
11/30/2008, 11:32 AM
I love the BK skimmer & not doubt they are good skimmer , i also will love to test the new Dc pump he will bring to the market.... i think that he build a real good product and my opinion is not because it's made by Klaus.... it's because i believe that 4 Sicce pump will collect more detritus then one RD pump....

His question was 1 BK 300 compare to 2 MSX 300 and IMO the 2 MSX will collect more detritus since there is 4 pump on those 2 skimmer and i don't believe that one skimmer with 1 pump will collect more then 4 pump..... unless he will compare 2 BK300 to 2 MSX 300 i was recommend that option.... it's not because it's red or because that it's made by Klaus (nothing against Klaus or his product ) :D

BradR
11/30/2008, 12:30 PM
Thank you for the comments so for. I'm about to pull the trigger on skimming for a 600 gallon setup. I just don't see the point in buying a bubble king if two msx's are as effective. If the bubble king somehow would do a better job removing doc's then that would be a reason to get it. Otherwise I don't see the point throwing money out the window for no good reason.

Paulairduck
11/30/2008, 12:36 PM
the Bubble king is a great skimmer? but deffinitely not better than 2 . If you have sufficient sump space, then go for the dual MSX'S. (12inch bodies):eek1: :eek2:

I own a bubbleking and want to try a msx to see the skimming difference.

and you will save some money!!!

yeniraki
11/30/2008, 01:15 PM
One MSX would do, but BK is the best skimmer you can get.

mavgi
11/30/2008, 01:17 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13845497#post13845497 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Paulairduck

I own a bubbleking and want to try a msx to see the skimming difference.


It will be nice review :)

Garage1217
11/30/2008, 01:29 PM
I would run dual msx300's without question over the single BK. Why even ask as you know the answer haha :)

GSMguy
11/30/2008, 01:34 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13844886#post13844886 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jman77
um.....yeaa....

this is simple.... 2 x MSX-300's

Red Dragons are good ...but they are not 4 x psk's worth good

Plus , you have to think of it this way.. you lose that one Red Dragon..you tank has NO skimmer until u get it replaced....

You lose one psk ...and you still have 2 skimmers/3 pumps as the one psk will still make skimmate in a msx-300


and sicce pumps are cheap that Red Dragon will cost like 15,000 dollars to replace:lol: :lol:

2 skimmers that are the same size and are in the same chamber should perform equally.

jman77
11/30/2008, 04:38 PM
lol GSMguy... i didn't even want to mention the cost of the RD's ....

But they do look sexy though...with all that red....

BradR
11/30/2008, 07:47 PM
Well I guess there's nothing so special about the bk skimmer then. If there was I'd go ahead and get one but it sounds like msk's would do a better job for less. Dunno why more folks don't do this.

mavgi
11/30/2008, 08:00 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13848250#post13848250 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by BradR
Well I guess there's nothing so special about the bk skimmer then. If there was I'd go ahead and get one but it sounds like msk's would do a better job for less. Dunno why more folks don't do this.

the BK are good skimmer..... but 2 MSX 300 will do a better job then one BK300 .....:D

GSMguy
11/30/2008, 08:11 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13848250#post13848250 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by BradR
Well I guess there's nothing so special about the bk skimmer then. If there was I'd go ahead and get one but it sounds like msk's would do a better job for less. Dunno why more folks don't do this.

A 400hp Evo might beat your turbo around the nurnburg but, I would still take the 911 if I had the cash.

I think everything has it's place but I won't go so far as to say the MSX is better, that could get convoluted.

Jflip2002
11/30/2008, 08:38 PM
Gimme the 911 at the 'ring any day of the week. Ive seen some MSX threads on here, and they look like they did an awesome job. But the BK looks like its in a class of its own. The foam head is so dense, you could set a clownfish on top of it.

mavgi
11/30/2008, 09:06 PM
for 600 gallon he will need at least 2 SM250 or 2 BK300 no way one will be enough to this system.....

3.99AfterTaxes
11/30/2008, 09:11 PM
Uhhh, RD's have a warranty last I checked...

GSMguy
11/30/2008, 09:29 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13848698#post13848698 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Jflip2002
But the BK looks like its in a class of its own. The foam head is so dense, you could set a clownfish on top of it.

Unless it's a Gen one mini or the old 400 deluxe....