View Full Version : Protein skimmer for 225 gallon

Puffer lover
06/07/2016, 01:35 AM
I'm setting up a 225 gallon fish only tank. I got a wet dry filter and would like a protein skimmer in it, any recommendations for brand/size? Was looking at the reef octopus 8" for 250 gallons. But found a cheaper one that's called Sea Side Aquatics model EV6 for 250 gallons. Or is there a better one I don't know about?

06/07/2016, 01:59 AM
Tunze 9430

06/07/2016, 10:35 AM
Look up simplicity skimmers I got one a few months ago and I like it a lot

06/07/2016, 11:43 AM
Dude one word Life Reef. Well make that two words.

Puffer lover
06/08/2016, 05:54 PM
Thanks everyone! I decided to go with the Simplicity 540DC protein skimmer, it's rated for a heavy bio load for up to 250 gallons, so it'd be good for my puffer and large angel I'm gonna get

06/10/2016, 09:55 AM
Nice man I think you'll be really happy with it

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06/10/2016, 09:59 AM
What measurement requirements do you have?

Width and length in sump?
Height under stand, sump room, basement, etc?


What do you plan to keep? Types of corals? Types of fish? Lots of them?