It's like a dodge viper huge engine but not efficient. By Waqas on 2/23/14Waqas wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFirst of I have a 220 gallon aquarium and total volume is around 300 gallons. The skimmer it replaced was a vertex in180.
The build on the skimmer is soso it's not rigid and the body and cup feel kind of cheap.
The main problem is that the skimmer is very large and there is not enough water and air flow in the pump. It's prob better on the smaller models but not this dcs300 model. It's actually taking out same out of gunk as the vertex was. I have been running the skimmer for month and half so it has had time to brake in.
In the end I went with the biggest possible skimmer that my sump could fit and it looks awesome due to it's size but I would not it again. Due to it's inefficiency.
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