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Old 08/01/2017, 11:23 AM   #7126
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Hey David, thanks for chiming in. Never heard about Ultra Reef Akula before but now i'm scratching my head on URA 200 vs ATB 1050a

Seems UniqueCorals are the only one carrying Ultra Reef skimmers, correct?

Another question, which DC pump model should be paired with URA 200? It comes with an AC Sicce PSK 1200.

PS: i have an aquac ev 180 (perfect conditions) and another KZ Revolution S (loud/noisy aquabee 2000 & 3000) but I don't know if they can handle this new setup.


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Old 08/01/2017, 11:44 AM   #7127
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Yea UniqueCorals unless you bring one in yourself.

They are Italian.

http://www.ultrareef.it/eng.ultrareef.it/

I thought they had the DC model in. I guess not.

They are so well built and easy to adjust, Even can adjust the air if need be.


AquaC was good in their day.. Still perform ok just inefficient.

KZ were great skimmers and still would be. I like Aquabee pumps, pretty reliable.
Aquabee has brought out their own skimmer line now called Cove, might be worth a try. Coralvue is bringing them in.


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Old 08/01/2017, 11:56 AM   #7128
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So uniquecorals is the way to go. I'm gonna call them just to chat and tried to decide. May Paul chime in and provide some feedback on ATB 1050a pump alternatives.


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Old 08/01/2017, 02:35 PM   #7129
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Fellows, do you have any contact from Paul@ATB other than ATB-USA@comcast.net?


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Old 08/01/2017, 06:58 PM   #7130
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Looking for input on the RO Regal 170Int. I know it's retired, this would be a used purchase if I went that route. Anyone have/have experience and feedback? Or just opinion of those in the know about skimmers welcome.

Second, is it suitable for a 66g (around 75g total system) sps dominant tank?


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Old 08/06/2017, 12:00 PM   #7131
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Looking for input on the RO Regal 170Int. I know it's retired, this would be a used purchase if I went that route. Anyone have/have experience and feedback? Or just opinion of those in the know about skimmers welcome.

Second, is it suitable for a 66g (around 75g total system) sps dominant tank?
No one has any input?


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Old 09/12/2017, 08:58 AM   #7132
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Setting up my new 80g + 40g sump and considering the SRO Regal 200EXT, is this too oversized?

Going to be SPS dominant with a heavy bioload...


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Old 09/12/2017, 11:51 AM   #7133
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Setting up my new 80g + 40g sump and considering the SRO Regal 200EXT, is this too oversized?

Going to be SPS dominant with a heavy bioload...
Yea that is allot of air. Probably will put allot of gunk in the neck but not much in the cup or on and off unless you feed very heavy.


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Old 09/12/2017, 11:52 AM   #7134
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Fellows, do you have any contact from Paul@ATB other than ATB-USA@comcast.net?
Just message him here on RC.


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Old 09/15/2017, 08:24 PM   #7135
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Looking for input on the RO Regal 170Int. I know it's retired, this would be a used purchase if I went that route. Anyone have/have experience and feedback? Or just opinion of those in the know about skimmers welcome.

Second, is it suitable for a 66g (around 75g total system) sps dominant tank?



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Old 09/15/2017, 10:38 PM   #7136
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Does anyone know how to get the rubber seal back on the Eshopps skimmer? I can't find anything online and have tried everything. It seems like something so simple.

There's an elbow piece that goes inside and a rubber seal that goes on the outside that you put the pump into but unless your hands are small enough to enter the chamber, you can't get the part in with the seal.

Any suggestions?




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Old 09/27/2017, 12:44 AM   #7137
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Currently building a 120 gal tank with 28 gal sump. Will have a fairly heavy bio-load and be predominantly sps. Looking at several skimmers, please help me decide between the following : Deltec 1455, aquamaxx FC180, quantum 160 and ultra reef akula180... Don't want to spend more than $500... Anyone have any of these ?


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Old 09/27/2017, 08:42 AM   #7138
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Currently building a 120 gal tank with 28 gal sump. Will have a fairly heavy bio-load and be predominantly sps. Looking at several skimmers, please help me decide between the following : Deltec 1455, aquamaxx FC180, quantum 160 and ultra reef akula180... Don't want to spend more than $500... Anyone have any of these ?

Ultra reef 180 if you can get one then maybe quantum and Deltec.
The ultra reef is far higher quality then the rest especially aquamaxx.
I am Leary of Deltec right now. This is the second time they pulled the line from someone who made them popular in the states and went with Marine depot. We remember last time with Marine depot they stopped carrying the line after a while.


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Old 09/27/2017, 09:22 AM   #7139
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Ultra reef 180 if you can get one then maybe quantum and Deltec.
The ultra reef is far higher quality then the rest especially aquamaxx.
I am Leary of Deltec right now. This is the second time they pulled the line from someone who made them popular in the states and went with Marine depot. We remember last time with Marine depot they stopped carrying the line after a while.
I agree with you about Deltec. Their customer service track record isn't too good. Anything I'm overlooking in this price range?


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Old 09/27/2017, 09:43 AM   #7140
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Looking for input on the RO Regal 170Int. I know it's retired, this would be a used purchase if I went that route. Anyone have/have experience and feedback? Or just opinion of those in the know about skimmers welcome.

Second, is it suitable for a 66g (around 75g total system) sps dominant tank?
It would be enough easily.. I have not personally tried this skimmer, I have had others.
My luck with RO is one skimmer is friggen awsum while the next is real touchy. For the most part they are good skimmers though
and in the past they have been a great cheap alternative to expensive skimmers while still being decent quality.


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Old 12/31/2017, 12:07 PM   #7141
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Would anyone be able to give me a suggestion on an upgraded skimmer for my ~300g (total volume) tank? I have my current skimmer (Reef Octopus INT-200 "Elite") plumbed to the outside and I'm looking for something with a little more "power" so that the long airline doesn't bog it down. My tank is full of anthias, so there's a lot of food to get skimmed out.

I've been looking at the Deltec SC 2060, though after reading the last several pages of this thread I'm thinking about the Nyos Quantum 220. I like that the Nyos is listed as pulling in more air: 2,200 l/h vs the Deltec at 1,200 l/h. I have a budget around $1000 to work with for this upgrade. My current skimmer pulls ~1,200 l/h but this is somewhat reduced due to the line to outside.

Is Nyos a good brand? I like that Deltec has been around since I started reefing years and years ago. What do you all think?



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