i realize you're trying to make a point, and i'm sure 100x is just an estimate if not hyperbole but...carman34l said:Aquatic acrylics (scott aka Spazz) & Reef Mania ( bob ) both make a skimmer that is functionally 100x better than a BK.
carman34l said:no I meant what i said. The BK skimmer is completly sealed. You cannot thoroghly clean the inside of the skimmer without rigging up some sort of High Pressure water devise and snake it into the skimmer. There are a few threads on RC where people have said that after 6 months to a years time things get so mucked up inside the bubble diffuser that the diffuser is useless. There is no way to clean it thouroghly. That is why Scott's & Bob's equipment is functionally 100x better. And if energy consumption is your concern the pumps and NW that Scott is using I think I remember him saying it was alot less.
I think people attatch themselves to things like the BK skimmer is just so they can say I have a $4000 skimmer. Well.... you know what... that is a tremendous waste of money for a skimmer you cant really clean.
Now dont get me wrong, the skimmer will outskim 95% of the skimmers out there, but IMO it is not the best, not by far. If you look at some of the DIY skimmers I have seen on RC, they would out skim a BK any day of the week.