View Full Version : ASM G3 250g performance with and without GATE VALVE

10/15/2016, 10:51 AM
I bought a virtually brand new ASM G3 250g skimmer with the sicca (sicce sp?) pump.

I am wondering if the skimmer performs noticably better with the gate valve. I am leaning toward the gate valve because I can control output like my other skimmers without adjusting water height.

Is this true? Does it help performance a lot?
Is the gate valve worth the extra $70-80 when you factor in shipping?

10/15/2016, 12:00 PM
Makes adjusting the water levels slightly easier than the stock standpipe, but does nothing for actual performance.

11/10/2016, 11:04 AM
Good news.

It is performing amazing in my ruby 36 elite sump without the gate valve, stock straight from the factory. Getting a full cup every week.