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pitkat
09-03-2011, 07:06 PM
Have any of you guys got anything on the bubble king 250 skimmer. Are they any good? Thinking of getting one for my 250 gal tank. With sump and pipework hope it will be closer to 350 gal

Skimmy
09-03-2011, 07:27 PM
i would look at the supermarin 250 or 300 before you look at a 250 int,
RE-SM250 Premium Aquatics - RE-SM250 Aquarium Supplies (http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supplies/RE-SM250.html)

pitkat
09-03-2011, 08:25 PM
This may be a daft question. What's the difference ?

Skimmy
09-03-2011, 09:25 PM
Bubble King DeLuxe 250 internal specifications:
Base plate: 13" x 17.75"
For tanks from 200 - 525 gallons
1500 L/H air - 528 GPH Water
Total height : 25.59" 45 Watt/h

Bubble King Supermarin 250 Internal Protein Skimmer Specifications:

* Includes Red Dragon Pump
* Installation: Internal
* Operating Power: 110/110 Volt 50/60 HZ
* Whisper Silent
* Never leaking shaft / No seals to replace
* Diamond hard carbon impregnated sintered silicon carbide bearings
* High starting power
* Titanium impeller shaft
* All metal components are made of 100% corrosion free titanium composite.
* Extreme thick housing of PET GF30 material
* Rated for aquariums 150-800 Gallons.
* The intake of the pump is adjustable for fine tuning.
* 45 Watts
* 4000 L/HR Water
* 2000 L/HR Air
* Height: 21.75"

the supermarin has a "double cone" design, one on the bubble plate and another in the neck, 500lph more air, 400gph more water processing, also alows you to adjust the amount of water/air the pump processes. slightly smaller and shorter, but a freakin beast and more power than the more expensive 250 deluxe internal model, with a higher tank rating as well.

Skimmy
09-03-2011, 09:37 PM
other skimmers to look at;

SWC 300 Cone (http://www.shop.reeffiltration.com/product.sc?productId=57&categoryId=2)
SKIMZ SK 251 KONE E SERIES - IN-SUMP PROTEIN SKIMMER - AquaCave (http://www.aquacave.com/skimz-sk-251-kone-bre-series-in-sump-brprotein-skimmer-3332.html)
http://www.aquacave.com/skimz-sm-302-monzterbr-e-series-externalbr-protein-skimmer-3329.html
http://www.reefspecialty.com/virtuemart/12-protein-skimmers/64-atb/182-atb-skimmers/332-atb-deluxe-125-internal-protein-skimmer.html

all have about/or more than 2000lph air injection, same as the supermarin 250...

pitkat
09-04-2011, 05:29 AM
Thank you, will take a look. There is a big difference.

pitkat
09-04-2011, 06:23 AM
Been offered a Royal Exclusiv super marine 250 new for $1500. It looks different though. The red tube is just straight and doesn't have the extra compartment at the top. Is this an issue?

Skimmy
09-05-2011, 10:08 PM
if it's a new skimmer, then it probably just has the airline dissapear right into the outlet tube, as the muffler is consealed inside the top of the tube as opposed to being a seperate peice attached to the top

pitkat
09-06-2011, 05:45 AM
Ok, thanks. Bought it and it looks ok :)

Skimmy
09-20-2011, 04:55 PM
sweet..
so how do you like it???
any glory nog shots??

pitkat
03-22-2012, 12:18 PM
Sorry for the delay. Skimmer has been running 3 months now. Very impressed with it.

pitkat
03-22-2012, 01:45 PM
pic of the collection cup, cleaned the collection cup out 2 days ago