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thomas.torode
09/26/2017, 11:45 AM
I got an old Red Sea Max 250 a while ago and I have spent hours looking through amazon and forums trying to find a good protein skimmer for it. There is a tiny footprint and most hang on back skimmers won’t work and it is 60 gallons. :(

If anyone has a good option please let me know!!

tjm9331
09/26/2017, 12:00 PM
if you're not opposed to having a HOB skimmer then I would recommend the Reef Octopus 2000 HOB

Its rated on BRS as 175g lightly stocked 100g medium stock and 75g heavily stocked. I currently run one on my 75 and it is a beast.

thomas.torode
09/26/2017, 12:04 PM
if you're not opposed to having a HOB skimmer then I would recommend the Reef Octopus 2000 HOB

Its rated on BRS as 175g lightly stocked 100g medium stock and 75g heavily stocked. I currently run one on my 75 and it is a beast.

I have a Reef Octopus 2000 HOB and it doesn't fit on the back of the tank. It cannot reach the water in the back. Even if I filled up the back completely, It is very visible.

I used it on my old 120 Gallon tank and I would say it is quite the beast xD

tjm9331
09/26/2017, 12:45 PM
I have a Reef Octopus 2000 HOB and it doesn't fit on the back of the tank. It cannot reach the water in the back. Even if I filled up the back completely, It is very visible.

I used it on my old 120 Gallon tank and I would say it is quite the beast xD

Well that's unfortunate, I'm not familiar with the Red Sea tanks, when you say the back is there a compartment separate from the main tank like an overflow box that the skimmer hangs on?

Sounds like you might be stuck with an internal skimmer, I'm sorry I don't have any experience with external skimmers so I won't be much help there.

If you know and can post how big of a footprint you have for the skimmer compartment in your sump then I'm sure someone will be able to give you some good recommendations

Xandernfs
09/26/2017, 03:04 PM
I plan on using the Reef Octopus 150SSS. I know this one fits and the Nyos 120 fits as well.

edit: Saw this was for the rsM...not sure if those will work.

Str8linespeed
09/26/2017, 06:38 PM
Tunze 9004 fits in the sump of the RSM Max 250. Much better skimmer than the stock one.