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justisathomesea
02/27/2010, 07:02 PM
Ive been looking at purchasing a swc xtreme 200 skimmer but in looking at skimmers at my LFS that carries reef octopus skimmers, and talking with them its got me wondering which one is the better skimmer. From what has been explained to me they are the same skimmers just with different names on them. I know they look the same, but are they really the same. Is one just a knock off of the other. So tell me which is better? The swc or the reef octopus??

nikon187
02/27/2010, 07:04 PM
The SWC has a machined volute and better pinwheel than the octo.

tkeracer619
02/27/2010, 07:09 PM
What size is your tank and what do you keep in it?

They are the same except the pumps. Both are sicce but the SWC version has a better pinwheel.

justisathomesea
02/27/2010, 07:46 PM
my tank is a 55gal, and its going to be a fish and reef tank. Im working on getting it back up and running right now.