best skimmer for 90 gallon under 300

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  1. wfb2270

    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    pretty much says it 90 gallon tank with "heavy" bioload what do you guys think

    i am thinking reef octopus extreme 6.4 inch , aquac ev 120, precision marine RL150, swc extreme 160. all other ideas welcome
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  3. Telgar

    Telgar Snowflake Eel

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    My Aqua C is great, but if I was going to buy a new one I would be looking at the SWC extreme series skimmers.
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    Dingo Giant Squid

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    reef octopus is always a great choice
  5. colodan

    colodan Fire Shrimp

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    I just put the swc 160 on my 90 and so far I'm loving it.
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    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    i plan to google a little bit, but whats the big deal with "cone" skimmers
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    colodan Fire Shrimp

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    mikejrice just did a writeup on the diff between the cone and the standard skimmer. do a search on 3reef, it is a pretty good read.
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    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    thanks, makes sense
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/reef-aquarium-articles-how-tos/cone-skimmers-fad-function-84013.html for anyone that didnt read it

    i know this is a very general question, but how much more maintenance does mesh wheel require then a pin wheel, and where does the SWC hybrid fall into place. i read on bulkreefsupply that they dont recommend the mesh wheel??
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    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    so think i have it narrowed down to the reef octopus, or the swc 160

    anyone know the difference between the sicce 2500 pump on the octo and the atman 2500 on the swc???
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    I would think the maintenance would be about the same but I am by no means an expert on skimmers. maybe mike can chime in on this one.
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    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I have a reef octopus on my 90 and love it. I have a very small bioload right now, but it seems like it will work very well.