View Full Version : Help me decide on a skimmer
10/14/2011, 01:26 PM
I have a 120 with 35 gallon sump. Im torn between models and the skimmer being very very quiet is a must thats why at first I was going to get a SWC skimmer but decided on an octopus. Out of these 3 which would be my best bet the 2000int, the xs-160 or the 1000sss? Please remember sound is a big issue.
10/14/2011, 04:28 PM
I would suggest the SRO 2000 or the SRO XP 2000 for your tank. If you have a decent to heavy load I would look into the the Extreme 120 or the Diablo 2500. The Bubble BLaster on the SRO do shred a ton of air they pull which is the majority of noise coming from the Super Reefs. The Sicces usually quiet down after break in and are only noisy during startup. The surrounding environment also plays a roll on if a sound is amplified and carried out to the surrounding area.
10/14/2011, 07:04 PM
Whats the main difference between the sro 2000 and sro xp 2000? Also did you mean the extreme xs 160? My mind is completely mush. Ive been going back and forth on a skimmer for alteast 5 days now and I need to pull the trigger on one so I can sleep at night.
10/15/2011, 03:25 PM
If you have the room the Extreme 200 is a better skimmer. Same pump and neck size just the traditional mounting of the pump for added performance. The main difference in the SRO and XP is the full cone body,
11/26/2011, 04:23 PM
I can't say enough good things about sponsor forums. I tried going to Coralvue's website and calling, ( not getting to a human ) it was Friday after Turkey, but the forum had the answers! Just reading though a few of the Q & A s, & I am good to go. I wanted to know which skimmers were the top of the line. - Super Reef - Are ratings accurate or do you over size. - Go with the listed size - Is there service after the sale? There is! And very quick it seems. I think I am ordering the SRO 2000 int. Monday, Cyber Monday!! The BIGGEST piece of the puzzle that must be overlooked ALL THE TIME is sump depth to run a skimmer. I was all set to buy an SWC 160 but while it was in the shopping cart I thought about sump depth. Good thing. After much confusion and homework I have the answers to make the right choice. Sump depth is as an important # as tank size and cost!
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