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DePinchGonze
08/23/2016, 03:43 PM
Ok going to bite the bullet and purchase the DC180, but looking on the RE website i see the skimmer comes with option of the red dragon or the RD3 speedy mini. Is the upgrade to the RD3 worth the extra $$? Also, if ordered straight from RE what is the appoxement shipping cost and time to the Midwest?

slief
08/23/2016, 06:18 PM
We no longer off the Double Cone 180's without the RD3. For what it's worth, the RD3 is the best skimmer pump you can get and it's ability to control the wattage/speed in really fine increments make fine tuning a skimmer a breeze. With the RD3, the Double Cone 180 performs best between 18 and 24 watts. As such, it's MUCH more efficient than the Red Dragon 1 that it replaced.

As for shipping, it should be free. That said, the website shows out of stock but we just got a couple in. The website should be updated in the next day or so.

DePinchGonze
08/23/2016, 07:58 PM
Well I guess that makes the decision a bit easier! thanks for the quick reply!