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Skimmer for a 110g in a sump space of 7.5" x 16"


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perverseosmosis

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I'm having a tough time finding a skimmer for my 110g. The skimmer compartment in the sump below is pretty small (7.5" x 16").

My searching online has narrowed me down to:

Reef Octopus 1000XP SSS
Pro:
It seems well reviewed and the bubble blaster pump doesn't seem to have (as many) problems
It will leave some space in the skimmer compartment for other things

Cons:
It's just barely rated for my tank size

Octopus Medium 6 Inch Recirculating Skimmer
Pro:
It's rated for a bigger tank
It's a bit cheaper

Cons:
The pump sounds pretty bad
It will take up the entire skimmer compartment

Anyone have an opinion one way or the other, or want to suggest something different?

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E.intheC

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What's your budget?
I don't think the sro 1000 will be enough for your tank. Typically the 2000 is recommended for tanks 90 and larger.

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What's your budget?
I don't think the sro 1000 will be enough for your tank. Typically the 2000 is recommended for tanks 90 and larger.


It's been more a matter of finding something that will fit. The 2000 is an inch too big.

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Can you use an external skimmer? There are a ton out there. Aqua C, for example.
http://www.proteinsk.....EV Series.htm

you can pickup a used one for about $100-120.

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acropora1981

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7.5 x 16 isn't so bad - remember that the footprint of the skimmer can be rotated to fit in the longest axis of the sump. What about some of the Bubble Magus NAC cones? One of either the NAC 7 or NAC 8 should fit just fine.

Edited by acropora1981, 17 April 2012 - 07:48 AM.

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