View Full Version : Stuck between skimmers, and need an opinon

12-07-2010, 01:45 PM
I am setting up a 180 gallon tank that will have a medium bio load, about 13 fish. I have been looking at the ReefOctopus xp2000 cone, but it's only rated for a 180 gallons. I am torn between using the newer cone skimmer vs. something like a ReefOctopus SRO3000, rated for 300 gallons. Any opinions welcome, I've been looking at these two for almost 2 months now and just can't seem to decide. Thanks a bunch, Matt.

Reef Octopus SUPER SRO 3000INT In-Sump Protein Skimmer - AquaCave (http://www.aquacave.com/reef-octopus-super-brsro-3000int-in-sump-br-protein-skimmer-2998.html)

Super Reef Octopus XP 2000 IN-SUMP Cone Protein Skimmer by CoralVue - AquaCave (http://www.aquacave.com/super-reef-octopus-xp-2000-br-in-sump-cone-protein-brskimmer-by-coralvue-2644.html)

Cultivated Reef
12-07-2010, 02:23 PM
I'm not familar with those skimmers personally but I can say that IME the bigger the skimmer the better. You can always put your skimmer on a timer if it seems to be to powerful for your bio load. Don't skimp on this piece of equipment ;) And I'm not saying you are but just wanted to express my feelings towards the importance of a big skimmer.

12-07-2010, 03:19 PM
thats easy...
get the 3000 INT,
more power, and it might as well be a cone skimmer anyway...

12-07-2010, 03:20 PM
Thats what I was thinking too, but needed a little push. Thanks.