View Full Version : best out of box skimmer

07/13/2009, 10:06 AM
I'm looking for a new skimmer for my 75g. I eventually want to upgrade to 120g so i want to oversize it. Would the MSX200 do the job or is there anything better? How does it compare to the I-tech skimmers?

07/13/2009, 10:32 AM
The MSX 200 should serve you well! I not sure yet on how well the cone skimmers work in comparison
, but I have one on order and should be here soon.

07/13/2009, 10:44 AM
if you are choosing between the Itech 100 and the MSX 200 the I tech is superior in almost every way (except raw air draw) but it also cost more. you would be much happier with the Itech because the pump is not going to give you the same problems the stock sicce on the MSX will.

if you want to upgrade to a 120G the ATB 840 and the Itech 200 are better suited to that volume.

07/13/2009, 11:19 AM
Would I be able to stock my tank that much more heavily with the I-tech than if I go with the MSX200? Is the cost/reward worth paying more for the I-tech?

07/13/2009, 12:33 PM
Thats a loaded question and your sure to get lots of responses with different views. Everyones situation is slightly different. For some yes and others no.

07/13/2009, 01:10 PM
I sure like the MSX 200 that I have.

07/13/2009, 01:18 PM
Itech is the new in thing, but both will work out. Just matters on what you want and what you're willing to pay. :)

07/13/2009, 01:36 PM
I just purchased the I-tech 200. I'm always a sucker for the next big thing.

07/13/2009, 01:38 PM
Congrats and take some pictures and put in a review. :)

07/13/2009, 01:40 PM
You will be very happy..I am estatic with my 200....best bang for buck out there, IMO of course :)