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    Reef Octopus VS. Bubble Magnus

    Well I broke my ASM Skimmer about 5 minutes ago, and I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a new skimmer. I am stuck between the Bubble Magus Curve 5 and Reef Octopus Classic 160... I am wanting a skimmer with the pump inside of the housing to save space and I really like having a gate valve, skimmer needs to be able to handle 150 gallons (that's about twice the amount of water I have). I am open to other skimmers as well guys so any other options or opinions are greatly appreciated, and I will look into them.

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    how did you do that

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    My little guy decided to take it off the counter as I was cleaning the pump, and dropped it so the housing is broke..

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    which asm do you have

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    Look into the Aqua medic skimmers. Evo cone 1.0 with dc variable pump is rated up to 200 gallons and has a super small footprint. Text me for pricing. Amazing pump for anyone who's seen it. I'll be upgrading from my 4' skimmer to a evo cone 1.5 here shortly.
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    It is an impressive cone skimmer for sure

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    I had the SWC180 cone and now have a BM curve 7. The 7 is a nice skimmer, consistent & easy to clean. The SWC pulled more gunk but was a PITA with the start up issue. The only thing I don't like about the 7 is the adjustment knob doesn't seem to do anything and I can't find a manual online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romebaby View Post
    I had the SWC180 cone and now have a BM curve 7. The 7 is a nice skimmer, consistent & easy to clean. The SWC pulled more gunk but was a PITA with the start up issue. The only thing I don't like about the 7 is the adjustment knob doesn't seem to do anything and I can't find a manual online.
    SWC was an issue with the old Sicce pumps they used, the new pumps do not have this issue. I love my huge SWC skimmer with the new sicce psk 1000 pumps.

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    I have the SWC 230 and it uses an Askoll Laguna pump and impeller. Never had issues with it starting. Sensitive to water level though.
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