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

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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   

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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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.

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