asm or octopus skimmer

torino06

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i believe i have narrowed my choice of skimmers down to the asm g2 and the octopus nw200. Anyone have any thoughts or input? i will have around 80 lbs of LR, 60 lbs of sand, and a decent load of fish.
 

torino06

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10447513#post10447513 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dhnguyen
not even an eyeblink on this one definitely the Octopus NW200. Cheaper, better built, and work better.
have you ever had a asm tho?
 

j tavares

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I have both skimmers ASM and Octopus like them both for different reasons so here they are like the acrylic of octopus but like the ease of removal of the asm Skimmer cup not that octopus is hard. also like the ability to find replacement pumps easier for asm though octopus pumps are catching up , also like the modifications on the asm and you can get your hands inside easier on the asm compared to the octopus but having said that I think their both great skimmers that are reasonably priced for both novice and experienced aquarist cause I still cannot understand why the higher end skimmers are often more pricier than the tank and stands themselves but after 30 yrs as an aquarist I guess i am jaded somewhat it still really gets down to the careful husbandry of the dedicated aquarist. just my opinion.
 

dhnguyen

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10447527#post10447527 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by torino06
have you ever had a asm tho?

No but I have seen the ASM in action side by side with an Octopus NW200

Just one good look and feel of the ASM was enough to tell me how crappy it is built.
For the price the ASM is going for nowadays you might as well get a EuroReef which is a better skimmer for a few extra dollars.
 

torino06

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this suprises me, i wonder if it's just an octopus group tonight?? does anyone know how much water the skimmer has to be summerged in?
 

aninjaatemyshoe

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No, 90%+ of what I've read about ASM on RC is less than positive. Never owned one myself, but I'm willing to believe something when there is this much corroboration. If this is for your 72 gallon tank, I think you would be better served buying the DAS EX-1 (www.petorama.net or www.protein-skimmer.com) over the Octopus NW200. Recirculating needlewheel skimmers are so much better than regular needlewheels for many reasons - this is a good recirc. skimmer.
 

daytonreefRob

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I like the bodies on the Octopus much better, I like the Sedra pumps that ASM uses better.

If I had to pick only one, I would chose the Octopus.

If you are going to get an ASM, get at least a G3, this is where the line "starts to come alive".

I have used both of these.
 

outy

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octopus is a good cheap skimmer with great potential. you should be able to mod it easily and get atleast 30scfh for very little cash.

octo all the way
 

Ebisan

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My ASM G1x has not been a great performer. My Seaclone was better in that it always produced consistent skimmate. I've done the venturi and mesh mod and it still isn't performing that great. I kind of want the BK mini but the price is a little too high.
 

dareefking

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Well I just ordered an ASM G-4x, well see how it works on my 210. Hopefully I wont be disappointed, but from all the responses... who knows
 

jcarson999

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I currently have an Octopus on my 65g, and it's doing a pretty good job. I had an ASM G4 on my 210g that's waiting to be set up again after a move. I like the acrylic and workmanship better on the Octopus - feels much more sturdy. But the ASM G4 did a good job and I haven't had any problems with it. If I could get a good quality skimmer for the same price as the ASM I would, but wouldn't feel bad about getting another ASM either.

-jim
 

RichConley

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Re: asm or octopus skimmer

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10447144#post10447144 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by torino06
i believe i have narrowed my choice of skimmers down to the asm g2 and the octopus nw200. Anyone have any thoughts or input? i will have around 80 lbs of LR, 60 lbs of sand, and a decent load of fish.

Why do the G2 and the NW200 keep getting compared?


If you want to compare an ASM to a NW200, compare the G4+. The G2 is a tiny skimmer. The NW200 is a monster.

NW200: 8" diameter, 24" height, cast acrylic, $179
G4+ : 8" diameter, 24" height, extruded PVC, $419
RS180 : 8" diameter, 24" height, cast acrylic, $429

Why the heck would you buy an ASM? Its the worst skimmer of the bunch, and costs just as much as the ER.

The NW200 is made better, skims better, and is LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE.
 

torino06

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Re: Re: asm or octopus skimmer

Re: Re: asm or octopus skimmer

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10450894#post10450894 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by RichConley
Why do the G2 and the NW200 keep getting compared?


If you want to compare an ASM to a NW200, compare the G4+. The G2 is a tiny skimmer. The NW200 is a monster.

NW200: 8" diameter, 24" height, cast acrylic, $179
G4+ : 8" diameter, 24" height, extruded PVC, $419
RS180 : 8" diameter, 24" height, cast acrylic, $429

Why the heck would you buy an ASM? Its the worst skimmer of the bunch, and costs just as much as the ER.

The NW200 is made better, skims better, and is LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE.
WHERE DID U FIND THAT PRICE??
 
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