View Full Version : PCI PS200 Skimmer

01-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Just looking for some advice on this skimmer. Has anyone used it? I will have it on a 65 gallon. Is it overkill? Decent? Replace?

01-26-2010, 09:19 PM
Got a link or pic. I doubt it will be overkill for a 65g.

01-27-2010, 01:04 PM
http://www.pacificcoastimports.com/product.cfm?sid=48053529T63339072100102U1264613616 937Z63L249L30L10D87321648A1313&p=50&cs=products%2Ecfm%3Fsid%3D48053529T63339072100102U 1264613616937Z63L249L30L10D87321648A1313%26c%3D24% 26kys%3D%26pg%3D1

I am so tired of these needle wheel skimmers... I have a Coralife 220 and this one now. I tried to get this one started last night and dropped the pump into my display and it was not really working at all. My Coralife, even though I know it is supposed to be a horribly cheap skimmer, used to pump out some major skimmate and was working great, then just pooped out on me. I tried cleaning it and mesh modding (which I didn't do right) to no avail. I just want a damn skimmer that will work!

01-27-2010, 02:51 PM
I just want a damn skimmer that will work!

SWC 160 or 200 :) bullet proof and very productive.

01-27-2010, 05:15 PM
this is what came with that $500 system, yes?
then just consider yourself lucky that basically you didnt really pay for this thing...

get yourself a good, inexpensive skimmer, like;

or a cone for a little more:

01-27-2010, 05:25 PM
so there is no price on the cone in that link..$0.00
Does that mean it's free???
I just pay shipping?? LOL

01-27-2010, 06:04 PM
pre order for $250

if you go to the main skimmer page you'll see it.

01-27-2010, 10:51 PM
I can't wait to get that cone skimmer from luke

01-28-2010, 03:14 AM
pre order for $250

if you go to the main skimmer page you'll see it.

Looks like I'm gonna have to have matt build me a custom sump to fit an in-sump skimmer then. That ps200 is a hang on. Grrrr...all in all I guess I still got a good deal, I hope. Knowing me though, I'm probably going to replace the PC retro with a t5 retro and put a better reflector for the halide. Also hook up a oceans motions 2way squirt into the plumbing...this might be costing more than the original purchase by the time I'm done...it happens I guess.

02-17-2010, 10:49 AM
It might be a bit much for a 65g, but I just got a Tunze Doc Skimmer ("http://allmypetsupplies.com/p-1192-tunze-doc-skimmers.aspx) and love the thing!!! No problems, no worries with it(which is a first for me and skimmers). Just my two cents, good luck on your search.;)