Cool, from the other thread going on these same two skimmers but the next step up in size you guys replied and liked the ATB as well. That pretty much made my mind up but I couldn't find a video on the ATB anywhere so I don't know how quiet it is.
It has to be quiet where the tank is. I'll go with the ATB then for sure. Thanks, mojo and Rwinfrey.
I would go with the Vertex Alpha 170. Comes with a red dragon pump. All the issues are fixed with the new pinwheel and venturi. Didn't make much sense to me to buy a skimmer at the same price with a sicce pump as opposed to the red dragon. You can get one from premium for $585 shipped with the thanksgiving sale. Jeremy claims these are amazing skimmers. He has tested amolst all, if not all the skimmers on the market. I would take Jeremy's advice by giving him a call. Not knocking ATB, it is a great skimmer. Their customer service is top of the line. But I feel that it is not comparable to the 170 because of the red dragon pump.