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rainydave
08-10-2011, 12:16 PM
I finally have the money to buy a "real" skimmer for my 40 Breeder (with a 20 long sump/refugium).

It's a mixed Softy/LPS/SPS tank.

I'm leaning toward the SWC Extreme 120, but am open to other options. I want to buy the right one now so I don't have to replace it in the near future.

returnofsid
08-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Your choice of an SWC is excellent, though I'd highly recommend you consider the SWC MiniHOT, if you're wanting a HOB style. I recently purchased on, for my 40 breeder, from Luke, and LOVE IT!!

TJL
08-10-2011, 01:14 PM
+1 on good choice Dave, I have the SWC Extreme 200 for my 125g gotten from Skimmy. Although it is still all new & shiny (unused) all that I've seen in use are great skimmers for the $'s

Cheers, Todd

rainydave
08-10-2011, 01:14 PM
I'm going with an in-sump version. I thought about the HOB style, but didn't want more stuff on the top of the tank.

returnofsid
08-10-2011, 01:45 PM
+1 on good choice Dave, I have the SWC Extreme 200 for my 125g gotten from Skimmy. Although it is still all new & shiny (unused) all that I've seen in use are great skimmers for the $'s

Cheers, Todd

I agree, 100%! I've been running the SWC MiniS Cone, on my 200, since setting it up. LOVE IT!


I'm going with an in-sump version. I thought about the HOB style, but didn't want more stuff on the top of the tank.

That makes perfect sense.

rainydave
08-11-2011, 04:29 PM
I ordered a SWC 120. Should be here next Weds. Can't wait!!

Skimmy
09-20-2011, 04:57 PM
so how you liking your 120 cone??
that's the skimmer i have on my 20g (30g w/sump)
and it has always done me good.

rainydave
09-20-2011, 09:43 PM
I like it. It's pulling a steady stream of skimmate out.

The build quality is great. I was impressed when I unpacked it. Setup was a breeze. Surprisingly it producing the first night. I thought it would take a bit longer to break in.