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Blizzard 123
09/19/2017, 02:55 PM
So I plan on adding another skimmer to my tank and it has to be hob. I have narrowed it down to 2 different ones which include reef octopus 90 hob or the coralife 220 hob skimmer. I already have reef octopus 100 on the tank but I plan to get another soon I also plan on having a pretty high bio load so skimmer is important. Thanks


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mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 04:39 PM
Well.. the RO 90 is basically a downgrade from what you already have.. neither are suitable for a heavily stocked 100G tank if you go by their own ratings..

So that leaves 1 of the choices we were given..

Enjoy..

nereefpat
09/19/2017, 04:55 PM
You are adding a skimmer, as in you will have two?

I suppose adding either would give you more skimmate. Looks like the coralife is rated higher, as mcgyvr alluded.

You may have to consider a sump if you want a high performance skimmer.

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 04:57 PM
You are adding a skimmer, as in you will have two?


That would make more sense..

Blizzard 123
09/19/2017, 06:37 PM
Yeah I am adding 2 thought about sump but seems too late for that now. So I guess the coralife is the way to go? That will also give me 3 times the tank. Thanks again


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Blizzard 123
09/25/2017, 07:32 PM
Ok so I found another skimmer reef octopus bh 300 do you think this or the coralife would be better? Thanks


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heathlindner25
09/25/2017, 08:16 PM
Coralife is crap.

Blizzard 123
09/25/2017, 11:41 PM
Yeah that is why I was hesitant to it and looking for other skimmers that would work. Just from some reviews I could tell that a lot of people complaining it didn't even work. I think for my tank the only skimmer that will work as a hob for my size tank and be effective is the reef octopus bh300 rated for 150 gallons and I already have a bh100 on there together I think these will do thanks again.


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LQT
09/26/2017, 10:09 AM
Although it would be pretty bulky, Jeff of Lifereef can make an HOB version of his 24" venturi skimmer, the HVS2-24. Its performance on your heavily stocked 100 gallon tank would blow away the options mentioned so far...

http://www.lifereef.com/venturi.html

Blizzard 123
09/26/2017, 01:26 PM
Thanks a lot I think I will look into one of these. I have been having trouble finding a skimmer for my tank lately and I think this will do it thanks again.


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Blizzard 123
09/26/2017, 01:33 PM
Quick question about hsvs2 is this size efficient plus the bh 100 I have now? And what does it mean between with pump and less pump? It is about a 50$ difference


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LQT
09/26/2017, 01:55 PM
The Lifereef alone will be fine for your tank. People have run the 24" model in a 150 with success. With pump means he will include a Mag 9.5 for an additional $50. I'd upgrade it to at least a mag 12. You can also order it without a pump and choose your own, like a Vectra M1, Jebao DCP 6000 or RO Varios-6. Realize though that these pumps will be inside if your display tank... not the prettiest look, but definitely effective. You can try to hide it behind the rocks or something. Also ask him if he can make it modular, so you can easily convert it back to an in sump version should you go that route later on.

Blizzard 123
09/26/2017, 02:32 PM
Ok so I see the pumps now would the mag 9.5 work? The other pumps I looked at are around 200$ a little pricey. If not do you know anything else that will work for less? Thanks for all this help really appreciate it.


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LQT
09/26/2017, 04:39 PM
Ask Jeff to upgrade from the Mag 9.5 to the Mag 12. It'll be a few bucks more than the $50 he's charging for the 9.5. He's pretty much getting the Mags at wholesale and passing it through to you when you order a skimmer from him.

Blizzard 123
09/26/2017, 06:24 PM
Ok thanks I see I will ask him when I order the skimmer. Will probably be in a little while before I do so. Thanks again


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LQT
09/26/2017, 06:25 PM
He's very responsive via email if you have any questions.

Blizzard 123
09/26/2017, 06:41 PM
Sounds like a good seller and product seems very well also. I could not find a shin skimmer to support my tank until your suggestion thanks again.


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LQT
09/26/2017, 06:46 PM
No worries! :D

Here is the big Lifereef skimmer thread that steered me toward these skimmers. Lots of good information and user experiences for you to research.
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2399643

Blizzard 123
09/26/2017, 07:07 PM
Oh this should be helpful thanks. Really thanks a lot you were a big help and always responded and give me many tips and useful information[emoji3]thanks again.


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