View Full Version : Skimmer pump options?

08-14-2010, 04:53 PM
So Iím going to be using an AquaC EV-120 for my 75g mix reef, from what I have been able to find out marinedepot.com recommends using ether a mag pump or rio as the driving pump. I was wondering what others here have used because Iím not really a fan of ether of the brands. Also what do you all recommend for a return pump? All this will be housed in a glass sump so the return will need to be fully submergible. :icon_question:

08-14-2010, 05:17 PM
If you haven't bought the skimmer, don't waste your money. I had one and never got it dialed in. They are very old school technology.

08-14-2010, 05:20 PM
Agreed. I wasn't a big fan of mine. They do work, but there are better now. Simply no reason to get anything but a needle wheel these days.

08-14-2010, 05:28 PM
Well? I already have the skimmer and would like to use it for now.

08-14-2010, 07:26 PM
I used a mag 7 then had to go to a 9.5 on my EV-180.

08-14-2010, 08:24 PM
I have a mag7 on my ev-120.

08-14-2010, 09:12 PM
I used the Mag 7 too. Didn't even need to throttle it. As with all skimmers, consistent water level gives consistent results.

08-14-2010, 09:24 PM
Mag 7..good to know, I will give the a shot thanx all