BRStv "Live" Reviews the Red Sea Reefer Skimmers! | BRStv Reefing Gear Review

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  1. randyBRS

    randyBRS BRStv Host :-) R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    We're trying something new for reviewing the gear we all use!

    For our first crack at a different approach to your standard review, we're putting our hands on the Red Sea Reefer Skimmers and showing you what we like most about them.

    **We're working on a name to call these reviews, but if you like this style and want to see more please let us know below! :)

     

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    Ezduzt_nyc Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Really liked this format. Nothing against scripted, just another way to find out about stuff. The addition of your thoughts throughout give great added insight. And as a beginner I get to learn about in this case skimmers, not just the one you're using. And, I really appreciate being able to see it working in a real world situation.

    How about, Real Gear Reviews?
     
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    I enjoyed it too. Leaning towards this skimmer actually.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    REVIEW-A-THON !!!!!!!
     
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    I appreciated the review and opinions. I think rather than scripted vs not, this is more of a semi-scripted product review, since you obviously still put quite a bit planning into what aspects would be covered, order of discussion, etc, and there were useful cut-scenes.

    For me personally, what I like about this format is that you give your opinions more than just the specs (which we can more easily find anyway), and the back-and-forth chatting was nice for drawing out opinions, reminded me of the early days of the BRS product reviews. What I don’t like as much is that it was less time-efficient than it could have been, with some repetition, due to the open nature of the discussion. 30 min to talk about a skimmer neither of you has actually used before is kind of a lot.

    A hybrid approach of having done your homework ahead of time, planning of what will be covered, maybe some testing results when applicable, combined with real opinions and back-and-forth discussion, would be optimal.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! I totally agree...30mins about a skimmer is a bit much. We're honing this format to make it flow a lot smoother and quicker. :)
     
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    Well I bought one from a LFS based on your review!

    Love the quality of the unit but it is far far noisier than the NYOS 120 it replaced. I do love the manual head cleaner though and the smart way they did the waste line. I hope it quiets down over a week or two, most of the noise seems to be coming from the air intake. I wonder if we put a sponge or something in the silencer that might help deaden the noise.
     
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    Start on post 241
    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/m...kimmer-lights-action-pic-heavy.446760/page-13
     
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    So I actually bought it from the guy who made it, I'll let you guys know how loud it is...

    One thing though, I love the manual neck cleaner that RedSea did, I believe Deltec also has it on their new skimmers, wish others did it too. I love how quiet and extremely effective the NYOS skimmer is and it does still feel more premium than the RS skimmer.
     
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    siggy The more I learn the dumber I become R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Re-View of the LIVE -VIEW : :) It has a entertainment value along with Promo value. If you really want a Live-View send a skimmer to one lucky winner (you-tuber) and you both stream thoughts threw the setup and operation :eek:
    No good? ok grab a reefer off the street or from the lobby :cool: Like the guy doing the sidewalk pizza reviews.

    thoughts on the skimmer? an 8, priced right, the adjustment stem base could be stronger and the venturi rubber sleeve/o-ring should be one piece.
    keep up the good work.

    wondering, why is it called a re-view if we are seeing it for the first time :confused: jk

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    Heck yeah, brother! I am so pumped up, a few reefers have reached out to me, I have mailed a few 3d printed air chambers already. I have tested them using a db app, awesome reduction in noise. Feels great helping out fellow reefers.
     
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    The neck cleaner is nice, indeed. So is the line to empty skim from the chamber, I like it a lot. I had Nyos 120, definitely like RSK300 more, it also has a larger volume. I have also noticed that foam level in RSK is more stable than Nyos. Nyos was extremely finicky. I like the RSK and wouldn’t go back to Nyos.

    You should receive the air chamber by COB Thursday. Let me know how it compares to your stock one.
     
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    Absolutely fair point! I think we may end up calling these "First Impressions" or something to that effect. :)
     
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