Need an in-sump skimmer for $200 or less

bj32482

New member
I am finally biting the bullet and getting a skimmer. I was looking at a few different options and do not want to spend a great deal of cash. My tank is a 180g and that usually means an expensive skimmer, but I probably run the bio load of a 90g. Also the skimmer needs to be in-sump. I am looking for suggestions and would prefer to buy it at premium aquatics...here are some of the ones I was looking at:

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...Product_Code=H-AEPS135&Category_Code=aquaeuro

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...Product_Code=ES-PSK-200&Category_Code=es-skim

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...OD&Product_Code=VX-IN100&Category_Code=Vertex
 

jubjub

New member
why look for a new one...seriously if you have the bio load of a 90, heck i picked up a asm g1x (like rated to 150 or something) for 100bux so seriously look for something used, you will get a pretty darn good skimmer for half the price that way
 

bj32482

New member
I have been looking on the for sale forum, but cheap skimmers are kind of dry right now...let me know if you find one will ya?
 

Dustint21

New member
Vertex! Check the vertex skimmer club and the views. Everyone says best skimmer for the money! good luck and let us know what you pick.
 

Hop

Carpe Noctem!!!
Premium Member
Used is the only way your going to get a decent skimmer for that money... The MSX line is IMO the best bang for the buck... A MSX250 would do well for that sized tank. Anything less is just a waste of $200 you could use toward a better skimmer.

Each of the ones you have listed I wouldn't stick on anything more than a hundred gallons total volume... Your going to be over 200 with sump...
 

jhoff

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I second the vertex my IN-80 three weeks young and pulling out some real nasty stuff.It was makeing skimmate on the second day

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bj32482

New member
just scored an ASM- G4x thanks to a fellow reefer...My lucky night, I will just barely be able to fit it in the sump...
 
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