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Old 05/05/2012, 06:35 PM   #1401
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on thes skimmers , what kinda mantinence do u's do , like cleaning the cup or pump or venture ?
about every 3 months remove the pump and run it for 24 hours in a bucket of 50% vinegar and 50% water this will remove any crusty material that gathers in the pump


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Old 05/05/2012, 10:44 PM   #1402
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180 gal DT

I have a 180 gal FOWLR DT. Looking for a Skimmer upgrade from a Euroreef 8-2.

Queen Trigger
Blueline Trigger
Niger Trigger
numerous Domino Damsels

Since the Triggers eat so much meat I was wondering if the XP-3000 internal would be enough


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Old 05/06/2012, 07:22 AM   #1403
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I have a 180 gal FOWLR DT. Looking for a Skimmer upgrade from a Euroreef 8-2.

Queen Trigger
Blueline Trigger
Niger Trigger
numerous Domino Damsels

Since the Triggers eat so much meat I was wondering if the XP-3000 internal would be enough
The XP 3000 INT would be a nice choice for your system. With your Bioload I would also recomend the SRO Auto head Cleaner. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any other questions.

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Old 05/06/2012, 08:36 AM   #1404
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For the cone Skimmers is there anything between the 5000 and 8000 model coming soon? I am setting up a 500 gallon system, I think the 5000 is too small and 8000 too big...


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Old 05/08/2012, 07:30 AM   #1405
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[QUOTE=Adamc1303;20221040]For the cone Skimmers is there anything between the 5000 and 8000 model coming soon? I am setting up a 500 gallon system, I think the 5000 is too small and 8000 too big...[/QUOTE

The XP 5000 would work fine on your 500. I ran the XP 5000 EXT on my own personal 500 gallon SPS tank. We have many customers that run the 8000's on their 500 gallon systems. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any other skimmer questions.

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Old 06/06/2012, 07:47 PM   #1406
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Glad I found this thread. Been looking at getting a SRO-3000int, I am building my stand to accommodate it. Two questions:

1) What is the pros and cons of a internal vs a SSS model besides smaller foot print

2) I apologize if this has been answered but besides body shape which I understand affects the pressure against the pump, why should I justify $150 more for the semi-cone body and the XP cone body. Is there more to the XP model that just the shape because of the materials seem to be all the same so I can't wrap my head around the price increase.

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Old 06/07/2012, 08:01 PM   #1407
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Glad I found this thread. Been looking at getting a SRO-3000int, I am building my stand to accommodate it. Two questions:

1) What is the pros and cons of a internal vs a SSS model besides smaller foot print

2) I apologize if this has been answered but besides body shape which I understand affects the pressure against the pump, why should I justify $150 more for the semi-cone body and the XP cone body. Is there more to the XP model that just the shape because of the materials seem to be all the same so I can't wrap my head around the price increase.

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When you have a free moment please feel free to give me a call so we can go over you list of questions.

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Old 06/16/2012, 09:19 PM   #1408
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Hi,
great QA in this thread and I'm hoping to get some more information regarding the SROSSSINT skimmers.

I have a 200g actual water volume system and for reference I'm going to call it heavily stocked ie.gives me room to grow

from what I'm seeing in this thread it would be counter productive to go with the SROSSS5000INT?
I originally was looking at the 3000 but then thought about jumping up a size rating but now I'm not sure that would be beneficial,my thought is I don't want to ever look back and wish I had of gone bigger so I want a skimmer that best covers any intentions I have in the future,whether that be a heavily stocked FOWLR,a full blown SPS system or even a DT upsize of a 100g or so.Long story short would the 5K really be that much over powered on the current 200g tank?

Also,for the SSS line of skimmers how often do the pumps need to be cleaned.I'm guessing that would involved sticking your hand in the skimmer to remove the pump,can this be done with one hand? ...my in-stand sump set-up would only allow this and removing the skimmer completely isn't going to be something I want to do just to clean a pump,it's all a tight fit!

I figure I'm going to have to pull out/re-install all the baffles and re-route the hard plumbing for a new skimmer so I hope to cover whatever bases possible.

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Old 08/06/2012, 10:16 PM   #1409
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Guys any one who bought pls help
I am gonna buy super reef octopus 5000 ext and carry it to India.
I just wanna Know what might the total weight of the product.


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Old 08/06/2012, 10:16 PM   #1410
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Guys any one who bought pls help
I am gonna buy super reef octopus 5000 ext and carry it to India.
I just wanna Know what might the total weight of the product.


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Old 08/07/2012, 10:02 AM   #1411
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Guys any one who bought pls help
I am gonna buy super reef octopus 5000 ext and carry it to India.
I just wanna Know what might the total weight of the product.
I hope this helps...

Sro5000EXT - 24X21X15 33LBS
XP5000EXT - 26X25X17 35LBS


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Old 08/11/2012, 11:57 PM   #1412
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This might sound crazy but I'm really wanting an external SRO skimmer forum 46g reef and 30g sump. I need to run an external skimmer due to my keeping a frag system in the sump. In addition, I have a heavy bioload, feed a lot, and run biopellets. I know the SRO external 2000 and 3000 are overkill but I just like them so much. Plus I may get a larger reef down the road. In addition the 3000 is only $50 more than the 2000 so why not just get that.

I could use some help. Thank you!
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Old 08/30/2012, 02:38 PM   #1413
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Have a 150g cube reef tank with a 40g sump. Should I go for a internal 2000 or 3000 size skimmer, there's not much difference in cost but space is tight in my stand. Was planning for an internal sump, which series would be the ideal one in this case, sro vs xp vs sss. In addition, what's the difference in the diablo/extreme line. Thanks.


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Old 09/02/2012, 09:54 PM   #1414
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I'm looking to build a 450g DT / 600g System, which of these would you recommend? I'll be starting off with a low bio-load but want to build up to a high bio-load in a few years with heavy feeding and I don't want to have to replace later.


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Old 09/02/2012, 10:03 PM   #1415
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I'm looking to build a 450g DT / 600g System, which of these would you recommend? I'll be starting off with a low bio-load but want to build up to a high bio-load in a few years with heavy feeding and I don't want to have to replace later.
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Please give me a call tomorrow so we can talk about a few different option for your system.

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Old 09/08/2012, 10:58 PM   #1416
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Mike,

I am getting either a 165 gallon Display with a 84 gallon sump (40 gallons of actual saltwater). So let's say 205 gallons.

or I am getting

a 205 gallon display with a 112 gallon sump (60 gallons of actual saltwater). So let's say 265 gallons.

Both tanks would have some fish (light to medium loan) and lots of corals.

What Protein skimmer do you suggest for each. I was also looking at the Reef Dynamics 180 or 250 as well as the Reef Octopus brand.


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Old 09/09/2012, 06:08 PM   #1417
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Mike,

I am getting either a 165 gallon Display with a 84 gallon sump (40 gallons of actual saltwater). So let's say 205 gallons.

or I am getting

a 205 gallon display with a 112 gallon sump (60 gallons of actual saltwater). So let's say 265 gallons.

Both tanks would have some fish (light to medium loan) and lots of corals.

What Protein skimmer do you suggest for each. I was also looking at the Reef Dynamics 180 or 250 as well as the Reef Octopus brand.
My first choice would be the XP 3000 and a close second would be the SRO 3000. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any other questions.

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Old 09/15/2012, 05:18 PM   #1418
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Would you suggest the SRO 3000 or 5000 for a display of 205 and sump of 80.


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Old 09/15/2012, 05:27 PM   #1419
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Would you suggest the SRO 3000 or 5000 for a display of 205 and sump of 80.
What type of tank will this be... Reef or Fish? How Large of a bio load will you have?

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Old 09/15/2012, 05:32 PM   #1420
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Also there is the standard SRO 5000 and the SRO XP5000. What are the differneces as I do not see much except a sloped cone. Why is one better than the other and is it worth the extra cost?


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Old 09/15/2012, 05:45 PM   #1421
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For both questions above dealing with the SRO 3000 and 5000's its for a reef tank with lots of corals and and medium amount of reef fish


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Old 09/15/2012, 05:48 PM   #1422
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The SRO 3000 should do the job for your aplacation.

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Old 09/15/2012, 05:56 PM   #1423
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Also, from checking out the other models there are the sss models that have the pump under the cone to save on space. is there any disadvantage to this design with regards to running the sump, noise, effectiveness, etc


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Old 09/15/2012, 05:57 PM   #1424
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So the 5000 is overkill...when do you recomend the 5000 model?


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Old 09/15/2012, 06:01 PM   #1425
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We recomend the 5000 on 220-250 gallons large load. Not a huge fan of the SS. We only recomend the SS if space is a issue. Run the standard if you have the space.

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