Which Skimmer to buy

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    I've been thinking of upgrading my skimmer and have been looking into the Octopus skimmers. I presently have a Coralife Super Skimmer, but think it could do a better job. I haven't had all the problems that some have mentioned, like overflowing, but I think it could do better. So, if I went with Octopus, which one?? Is there a less expensive skimmer that would do better than what I have?? I need an in sump that doesn't have a bigger footprint than my present skimmer, which would be 10"x8". I have a 90 gal tank with a 30 gal sump. Suggestions?
     
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    As Octopus skimmers goes....

    Go with the one you can afford and fit in the space.If all you can afford is needlewheel version then go with that.If you want one a little better then go with the recirculating needlewheel for a bit more money.On the higher end models,the Extremes,Cones and Super Reef,it's harder to decide which version to go with.The Cones are the space saving version but I don't know which is considered the best.IMO,all will do a much better job then the CSS.
     
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    Reef octo makes a real good external as well. Mine is kickin the crap out.
     
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    Thanks for all the info!! If I do go Octo, I'll go with the extreme 160. Now today a friend of mine told me that he would sell me his Aqua Euro USA 135 skimmer for $125. He got rid of one of his tanks a year ago, so he has this one sitting around. Does anyone know anything about this brand?? Doesn't look like a great price for used, but I don't really know.
     
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    do a search on this site and see how many people have Octo skimmers !!!!!

    and have change over to Octo's i know i did
     
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