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meitzler
11-17-2011, 03:07 AM
I am replacing my ATI Bubblemast 250 for a 330 gal reef/fish due to reliability concerns. Considering the following


1. Trigger System Titan
2. Vertex Alpha 200 Cone
3. Bubble Magnus NAC9


Which is the most quiet and durable?

Skimmy
11-17-2011, 04:04 AM
hola!!
well....
first off.. im guessing that you are having start up issues with the sicce psk 2500's
the skimmer design it's self is an excellent, and you might want to consider replacing
your sicce psk 2500's with sicce psk 1000's, a newer pump that has a digitally controlled start up
and a hermetically sealed motor. the outlet of the newer sicce's is male instead of female so there is a bit of conversion involved,
but nothing some plumbing pieces or silicone hose w/ ziptie cant fix.
Sicce Professional Protein Skimmer Pump w/ Needle Wheel w/ AquaMaxx Venturi (http://www.marinedepot.com/Sicce_Professional_Protein_Skimmer_Pump_w_Needle_W heel_w_AquaMaxx_Venturi_500_to_1000_Gallons_Per_Ho ur_Submersible_Water_Pumps-Sicce_USA-XJ11111-FIWPSBFT-vi.html)

also you could of course get a single askoll laguna 1500 and connect it to one pump port, and close off the second pump inlet.
Pumps (http://www.swcskimmers.com/Skimmer-pumps.htm)
of course you could spend a bit more on the same pump modified by BK:
Red Dragon Air 1500 - Skimmer Pumps - Red Dragon Pumps - Pumps - Wave Makers, Pumps and Powerheads (http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/wave-makers/pumps/red-dragon-pumps/skimmer-pumps/red-dragon-air-1500)


but if your just itching to get a new skimmer for 330g, i recommend the following: cone or cylinder your choice;
SKIMZ SM 251 MONZTER E SERIES - IN-SUMP PROTEIN SKIMMER - AquaCave (http://www.aquacave.com/skimz-sm-251-monzterbr-e-series-in-sumpbr-protein-skimmer-3324.html)
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)

Darthv247
11-17-2011, 08:09 AM
what pump do you recommend for a swc mini-cone skimmer? need to replace the sicce 2500 one of these days.

Herefishyfishy
11-17-2011, 11:07 AM
I am in love with all the Bubble Blaster pumps.

Skimmy
11-17-2011, 02:35 PM
what pump do you recommend for a swc mini-cone skimmer? need to replace the sicce 2500 one of these days.

read my post above. ;)

Darthv247
11-17-2011, 06:24 PM
sorry, what i meant to ask was, is the psk 1000 too much for the mini. i guess u answered me though . thanks.

pandora32
12-08-2011, 01:43 AM
but if your just itching to get a new skimmer for 330g, i recommend the following: cone or cylinder your choice;
SKIMZ SM 251 MONZTER E SERIES - IN-SUMP PROTEIN SKIMMER - AquaCave (http://www.aquacave.com/skimz-sm-251-monzterbr-e-series-in-sumpbr-protein-skimmer-3324.html)
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)[/QUOTE]

I think I could get either one of these to fit in my sump. Of the 2, which one would you recomend? Are they quiet? What water level should they operate in?
I am personaly looking at the cone skimmer, for the extra 1/2" of clearance.

meitzler
12-08-2011, 02:15 AM
Hi:

I replaced my ATI Bubblemaster 250 with the Trigger Titan skimmer. It is a good replacement fit space wise. The design allows you to clean every component of it which is not possible with the Bubblemaster. I do not have it long enough to comment on performance. It is made in the US, so we can give our neighbors a job. My ATI will be going on the classifieds for sale.

pyton
12-11-2011, 09:25 PM
I know it only been a few days but how do you like it so far?