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Jaffy
06/05/2013, 09:04 PM
For a 215 g. Tank. Need a skimmer, bioload right now is nothing more than snails and fish, rock but pretty soon will be introducing corals. These will run me $300 and fit in my sump, some of the bigger ones won't fit. I've narrowed it to these for at least two years then ill upgrade. Any thoughts or experiences with either one? I do a lot of water changes, which I don't mind and that would take some pressure off the skimmer. Thanks :-)

TimeConsumer
06/05/2013, 11:29 PM
The bubble magus is too small for your tank once fully stocked, and the marineland is junk. This will work well and give you good bang for the buck

http://www.aquacave.com/Reef-Octopus-SUPER-SRO-3000INT-In-Sump-Protein-Skimmer-P2914.aspx

Jaffy
06/05/2013, 11:34 PM
It is $200 more, better give bang for the buck ;-) .....I was looking at that and it is pretty impressive - wish these things didn't all have to cost a half grand haha darn 215g!

scuzy
06/06/2013, 01:09 AM
The SRO is a great skimmer. Pulls crap out like no tomorrow.

NeilFox
06/06/2013, 03:01 AM
Actually the Curve 7 is a good skimmer. It will do what you need it to do. I have one and I am impressed with it.

TimeConsumer
06/06/2013, 03:07 AM
Actually the Curve 7 is a good skimmer. It will do what you need it to do. I have one and I am impressed with it.

I am sure it is good, but skimming his 215g will take more than your 120g.

Jaffy
06/06/2013, 08:07 AM
It would be in my 215 as I begin to fill it up over the next year to two years, then ill upgrade when I need a higher performing. With an extremely light bioload at the moment I think one would be suitable of the two - but time consumer, you're absolutely right about needing more once I'm all stocked up.

alpineroush
06/06/2013, 08:14 AM
Skimmer is one peice of equipment you should not skimp on

saltyscotsman
06/06/2013, 08:30 AM
ASM-G3 or 4 will do a great job,a good bang for your buck I have a G3 in my 180gal DP total 300 including my frag and sump

skimmy
06/06/2013, 01:44 PM
this skimmer is $50 more and will kick those skimmers asses...
http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supplies/RLSS-R6-I.html
this with a good GAC rx, and you'll be fine.
just make sure you have enough flow in the display to keep the detritus in suspension
and not collecting under your rocks, run a filter sock, and be johnny on the spot with your W/C's.