Deltec Skimmer?

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  1. H2OHOH

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    i am building a reef system, approximately 60 gallons, any skimmer recommendations?

    Was looking at Deltec SCA 1351, any feedback on Deltec?
     
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    Well if anything, I have got the Deltec 1350 for my 70 gallon tank with 20 gallon sump only acropora tank with 5 Randall's anthias , blue star leopards , clowns, other fairy wrasses and copperband butterfly fed upto 4 times a day .

    At the end its all about balance and how easy it is to tune the skimmer .

    If you have a 60 gallon, you should stick to 1350 . One of the best skimmers you can find to tune and half the cost of Bubble King and performs as good .

    Am planning for a bigger tank and going for Deltec 1455 but for a 60 gallon, wouldn't dream of it as Deltecs are very conservatively rated . You wouldn't want your skimmer to sit idle .

    One of the best vendors for sps especially acropora in the country - Adam from Battlecorals uses Deltec too !!

    This is what is pulls in 24-30 hours after being cleaned with vinegar . Need I say more .

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    I run the SCA 1351 on my 40 gallon system and it works very well. Super consistent.
     
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    Hear nothing but great things about Deltec. Vertex is also an option, very high quality and works amazing, however tuning can sometimes be a challenge.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I had a Vertex 150 awhile back; I agree...great construction but needed a lot of dialing in. I think the Deltec might be the way to go. Thanks
     
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    I got mine from Battlecorals, looks like he stopped carrying them? And Marinedepot is the US distributor now?
     
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    I'm running the 1351 on a 60 gallon and I'm happy with it.
     
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    I Bought a Skimz SM 161 recently, which currently in break in period. Plz explain to me how your skimmer achieves the rich black thick and possibly skimmate?
     
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    Well every skimmer is different and every tank and dissolves organizations too .
    Most of the high end brands like Deltec and Bubble King make it easy to dial in and often have shorter break in period .
    I would allow the skimmer to be placed in recommended water level , fully open the gate valve and let it break in . Then slowly close the gate valve and watch over the skimmate over time .
    It will take time like 2-3 weeks to be tuned but you have to be patient . Once you change gen the gate valve position , I would suggest to wait for a day to change it again . Frequently changing it will make you go round and round in circles .

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    I ended up going with the Deltec as well, very easy to dial in. Would recommend.
     
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    Well in my search for a new skimmer, Shimz fit my budget, If I learn EVER a little patients i'm sure it will work out fine. On day three of NO adjusting, skimmate starting to look good. Thx for your help
     

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