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calvin415
01-21-2011, 07:30 PM
If you havent already seen I'm setting up an ADA 60P 18 gallons with an equally large sump. While I know these are all over rated, any recommendations other than pick the most expensive one??? My focus is a small footprint with lowest operating water level.

Bubble Magus nac6/7
Reef Octopus 1000 Cone SSS
SWC 120/160 Looks like the 120 has a larger foot print since the pump is side mounted...

Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments!

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calvin415
01-22-2011, 11:58 AM
Well after some discussion on other boards I think I have my choice... It comes down to the pumps. The Bubble Magus and SWC both use the Atman which is a 27 watt pump using a mesh wheel impeller that deteriorates and should be replaced every 6 months. Not huge deal, but how annoying.. The Octopus comes with a Bubble Blaster which uses only 10 watts and uses a needle wheel, so nothing to replace! Not only will it cost about a buck to run every month, it should add virtually no heat to the water. Not to mention, I think the resale will be higher, but that it speculation at this point...

nesto719
03-02-2011, 10:57 PM
i like the super reef octo.