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Unread 12/28/2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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9004 skimmer. Should i upgrade?

I have a 9004 which has been great in a 35gal tank.

Now i have upgraded to a 60 gal and i wonder if i should grab that 9011 someone offered me.

I have a increasing number of sps and i would like to get friends for my pair of clowns.

Is the 9011 worth it over the 9004?

I know i will probably miss the surface skimming since i don't have a sump... but still i feel as if the 9004 is not enough. There is gunk at the surface, even with surface skimming


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Unread 12/29/2015, 09:32 AM   #2
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For a 60 gallon SPS tank the 9004 could work with regular water changes and use of GFO and Carbon. Otherwise I might suggest the 9012, the 9011 is fine but being that it is venturi and not needle wheel, it is less aggressive of a performer than the new models, the 9012 is certainly much stronger.

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