Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 03/09/2013, 08:09 PM   #1
reefermax
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 9
Best Protein Skimmer?

So unfortunately I'm on a budget for this and I'm wondering, out of these three protein skimmers, which is the best?

Bubble Magus BM-NAC3+ Protein Skimmer

SWC Xtreme 120 Cone Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus NWB110 4 Pinwheel
In Sump Protein Skimmer

Thanks,
Max


reefermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2013, 08:22 PM   #2
keithhays
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,254
I would go with the Reef Octopus NWB110 4” Pinwheel In Sump Protein Skimmer just based on ratings, but the only way to tell for sure is to calculate dwell time for each skimmer and which ever one has the highest, get it. Once you get to tiny bubbles which all will undoubtedly have, dwell time for a particular flow is the only thing that matters.

dwell time calculation thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...ght=dwell+time


keithhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2013, 09:38 PM   #3
EllisJuan
Registered Member
 
EllisJuan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,255
Swc


EllisJuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2013, 09:49 PM   #4
Rockys_Pride
Registered Member
 
Rockys_Pride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 496
I loved my SWC, but I just got my CADlights and its way nice. They're on sale too


Rockys_Pride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/10/2013, 08:04 PM   #5
moondoggy4
Registered Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: menifee So cal
Posts: 7,957
Look into the Aqua Max EM100 they are sold at Marine Depot for something like 250 bucks, there also is a thread about them.


moondoggy4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03/10/2013, 08:06 PM   #6
moondoggy4
Registered Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: menifee So cal
Posts: 7,957
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2269013 HTH


moondoggy4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03/10/2013, 08:50 PM   #7
TimeConsumer
Registered Member
 
TimeConsumer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Orleans, La
Posts: 1,607
What size/bioload tank is this going on?


__________________
Steve - Retired from reefing, for now.
TimeConsumer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/10/2013, 11:06 PM   #8
markandamber11
Moved On
 
markandamber11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Winter Haven
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimeConsumer View Post
What size/bioload tank is this going on?
i agree.. i personally think its a flip of the coin


markandamber11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/11/2013, 03:45 PM   #9
t4zalews
65g SPS 2.0
 
t4zalews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 2,671
haven't used any of these skimmers, but reading each over I'd pick the SWC


__________________
- Taylor -

65g SPS - 250W Radium - SLS Galaxy Ballast - Lumenmax II - Reefbrite TECH actinic - Reef Dynamics INS 135 - APEX - Tunze - Vortech
+ My mandarin and leopard wrasse eat New Life Spectru
t4zalews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/11/2013, 04:09 PM   #10
Drae
RAIDER NATION!
 
Drae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: City of sin...
Posts: 3,182
swc but the owner of the company is a crook.


__________________
I just really love reefing. Even though salt gives me high blood pressure sometimes.

Current Tank Info: 48x24x20 in the works. JNS sk2, ATI 8x54 watt sunpower, Sicce 4 return, tunze 6095 x2 so far...
Drae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/11/2013, 04:11 PM   #11
Drae
RAIDER NATION!
 
Drae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: City of sin...
Posts: 3,182
moondoggy4 has it right. aquamaxx may be the most UNDER RATED brand on the market. jmo


__________________
I just really love reefing. Even though salt gives me high blood pressure sometimes.

Current Tank Info: 48x24x20 in the works. JNS sk2, ATI 8x54 watt sunpower, Sicce 4 return, tunze 6095 x2 so far...
Drae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/11/2013, 04:24 PM   #12
azn_ekin
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 90
eshhop s120 cone


azn_ekin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/11/2013, 04:52 PM   #13
lenny491
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Posts: 17
Vertex Omega 150


lenny491 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:44 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014