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rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 11:35 AM
I have been searching for a skimmer to put on the 120 that Im getting from Jfly. Someone is offering me an ASM G3 used for 250 shipped. I dont know about these skimmers and want to know what you guys think. Is this worth it and would this be a good skimmer for the tank? Thanks

Deuce67
02-06-2009, 12:21 PM
What is your budget?

rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 12:40 PM
budget doesnt really matter. I just want to get a great skimmer that I wont want to upgrade in a year. I guess I dont want to spend more than 500 though. Thats why im willing to buy used

rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 12:45 PM
so I guess budget does matter...lol 500ish

racer69
02-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Well, for $500 you can get a very nice new skimmer.

rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 01:02 PM
I have been looking at the ASM g3 and 4, the octopus extreme 200, and the euro reef rs250. Any suggestions?

Deuce67
02-06-2009, 01:06 PM
http://www.marinesolutionsinc.com/catalog/Protein-Skimmers-MSX-Skimmers/c22_48/p132/MSX200/product_info.html

rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 01:08 PM
oh and the aqua euro 250

rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 01:10 PM
ive seen people talking about the msx, its cheaper than the rest. Is it a good skimmer. I plan on getting into some sps so I want the best skimmer for my system

Deuce67
02-06-2009, 01:12 PM
http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=34_529&products_id=3436

Too Much?

rlee81indy
02-06-2009, 01:16 PM
yeah, the wife wouldnt be ok with that

mrliriel
02-06-2009, 05:28 PM
http://www.aquacave.com/reef-octopus-dnw-150-br-recirculatingbr-protein-skimmer-984.html This would be a good skimmer for your tank.

nesto719
02-07-2009, 07:05 PM
yeah, the wife wouldnt be ok with that

i am in the same boat . i hear that the g-3 is great i see people on reef central using them on their 120 tanks. i am selling my g1 on my 120 because i hear it is not enough . the g-1 pulls alot of dark stinky stuff though, but i have decided that i am gonna go with the msx 200.

mrliriel
02-07-2009, 07:12 PM
The MSX is a good skimmer.

JLAURENCE32
02-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Hey Ryan, I got a Octopus Extreme 200, which is exactly the same as a MSX200, if you want to come over and take a look before you get one.

rlee81indy
02-07-2009, 10:33 PM
my bad joe, i read it wrong.

jgonzz
02-08-2009, 12:25 AM
I use a g-3 on my 150 frag tank and pull out 1 nasty cup a day for the money it is a fine skimmer IMO.

rlee81indy
02-08-2009, 10:33 AM
I think I want to put a Euro reef rs80 on the 55g breeder. Is 150 shipped a good price? And is this going to be enough skimmer if Im running a sump?

Sneezy
02-08-2009, 10:36 AM
Rlee check into the newer vertex skimmers they are very nice and offer a lot of very nice features at an affordable price

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~category~Vertex_Internal_Pinwheel_Prot ein_Skimmer_Saltwater_Aquarium_Supplies_Protein_Sk immers_In_Sump_Skimmers_Venturi_Needle_Wheel~vendo r~Proline_Aquatics_(Vertex)~SearchStr~vertex~actio n~view~idProduct~VX1113~idCategory~FIPSISNW.html

mrliriel
02-08-2009, 10:46 AM
Looks like a good deal, I did a quick search and the lowest I could find that model was $250. According to their lit you should have no problems with that skimmer unless you have a heavy bioload and want to keep SPS at the same time. Then it may not be big enough.

rlee81indy
02-08-2009, 10:48 AM
My wife wants to do a few sps and maybe 5-6 small fish

rlee81indy
02-08-2009, 10:48 AM
mostly zoos and other softies though

xsocali
02-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Ryan this one is down to $75.00.
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/1021270708.html

rlee81indy
02-08-2009, 11:26 AM
THANKS ROY!!! I contacted him and we agreed to 110 shipped. I think Thats a killer deal! Especially with the upgraded pump. YOU ARE THE FREAKIN MAN!

xsocali
02-08-2009, 11:29 AM
Glad that you got a deal and its the bigger pump too.

rlee81indy
02-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Yeah thats awesome. I would have never checked california's craigslist.