Skimmer Information for Database Members Input Needed

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  1. mrcoberg

    mrcoberg Member

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    Update on Skimmer after 6 months of constant adjustment.

    OK, so I had this skimmer for 6 months now and It is non stop tweaking just because the water will fluctuate 1/2" in height every so often. It over flows after every power off ,so you can't shut it down to feed. I do water changes with it off and have to retune it after, even after I bring water to same level. So I don't recommend You buy one of these unless you want a lot of work! I also own a coral life 150G cone skimmer which is a little better but not much. You can't do feed shutdowns or blackout/brown outs it will over flow.

    I just bought a Super Reef Octopus SRO-5000Ext off of ebay for $341.00 - $125.00 for shipping damage refund for a total of $216.00 that I will be quickly repairing. I plan to adapt a new RO-DC pump to it, to hybrid it in efficiency of consumption. The pump uses 45Watts for the recirculation pump and use the return pump to feed it.


     

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  2. Synodontis

    Synodontis Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Royal Exclusiv - Bubble King DeLuxe 500 internal

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    Dimension skimmer without pumps: 530 mm wide / 640 mm length / ~ 690 mm height
    Dimension skimmer with pumps: 890 mm wide / 640 mm length / ~ 690 mm height
    Skimmer cup removal
    : 40mm extra height clearance required
    Skimmer-pumps: Bubble King® 2000 with AKB- (anti-lime-bypass)
    Delivery rate: 4.000 l/h Air inlet ~ 6.000 l/h Water inlet
    Impeller type: Needle wheel
    Water level: ~ 180 mm up to ~ 270 mm (ideal ~ 225 mm)
    Weight skimmer: 24 kg inclusive pumps
    Tank Size Rating: 2.200 liter - 5.000 liter
     
  3. Preyou

    Preyou Well-Known Member

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    Vertex Aquaristik Omega 180i
    Dimensions: 248mm x 261mm x 583mm (9.76" x 10.28" x 22.95") 10" x 11" Footprint
    Sicce Syncra V-180 Pump w/ Standard Impeller (proprietary pump, unlisted gph)
    Power Consumption: ~28W
    Air Draw: Approx. 238 GPH (900 LPH) - 343 GPH (1300 LPH)
    Tank Size: 92-184 Gallons (350-700 Liter)
     

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  4. MantisShrimpDude

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    Skimz SM163 Monzter D-Series

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    Skimmer Specifications:

    • Base Diameter: 6.3" (160mm)
    • Foot Print: 7.4” x 7.4” (188mm x 188mm)
    • Total Height: 21.5” (545mm)
    • Cup Diameter: 160 mm

    VSC3000-DC Pin Wheel Pump Features:
    • Six RPM presets
    • Feed mode with shut off timer
    • Air Draw: 159-317 GPH (600-1200 LPH)
    • Power Consumption: 9-19 Watts

    Features:
    • Integrated cylindrical and cone shape chambers help reduce bubble bursting and surface agitation
    • Bubble Plate Design - reduces turbulence
    • Maximum air flow capacity in compact design
    • Micro-adjustable valve for precise water level control
    • Twist-lock neck for easy collection cup removal
    • Quality construction - CNC machined parts and Georg Fischer fittings
    • Internal application - no feed pump required

    QUICK OVERVIEW
    The Skimz D-Series SM163 DC Internal Protein Skimmer gives you high performance skimming at a great value.

    Adjustable DC VSC3000 pump housed within the skimmer body resulting in a compact design.

    Rated for tanks up 317 gallons

    Operating Depth: 7" to 9.5" (18mm to 24mm)

    Low power consumption and high performance

    Skimmer draws water directly from sump
     
  5. ReeferReefer

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    Reef Octopus BH-2000 HOB
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    Name: Reef Octopus BH-2000
    Dimensions: 8" x 3.25" x 17"
    Wall clearance needed: 4"
    Pump: OTP pump at 500 GPH with venturi design and pinwheel impeller
    Rating: 125 gallons

    A classic HOB skimmer with great build quality. Externally mounted pump is easy to remove and reduces heat. The return pipe can even be angled to fit a variety of tight spaces. Has a surface skimmer, return sponge (to reduce microbubbles) and air silencer included (although I do not use the surface skimmer or return sponge to space constraints on my AIO). Great option for sumpless tanks and I would even consider using it in a sump to save space. Only design oversight is the lack of an overflow line for the cup. All adjustments are made by raising and lowering the cup height as there is no adjustable air intake. Simple to use and effective. Recommended.
     
  6. acesfull44

    acesfull44 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Regal 200EXT Recirculating Protein Skimmer

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    BIOLOAD HANDLING
    • HEAVY
    • MEDIUM
    • LIGHT
    • 200 GALLONS
    • 300 GALLONS
    • 400 GALLONS
    • Latest in DC Controllable Technology
    • Variable Speed RO-DC 3500s Skimmer Pump
    • 5 Controllable Power Settings
    • Detachable Controller with Waterproof Union
    • The Best in Recirculating Design
    • 8in Solid Constructed Hybrid (1/2 cone) Skimmer Body
    • High Volume Air Intake
    • Quiet and Energy Efficient Operation
    • Body Drain
    TECHNICAL SPECS
    Hybrid Body: 8in
    Footprint: 15.7in x 13.8in
    Neck Size: 5in
    Total Height: 25.4in
    Output Size: 50mm / 1.5in

    Pump Information
    Reef Octopus Variable Speed RODC 3500s Pinwheel Pump
    Power Consumption: 25-40watts
    Voltage: DC 24V
    Air Draw: 800-1200 lph / 28-42 SCFH*
    Water Draw: gph
     
  7. PaReeferJ

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    Bubble-Magus Curve-5

    Dimensions:
    7.28 x 7.08 x 18.5
    Footprint: 5 x 6
    Pump: Rock Sp-1000. 8 watts
    Impeller: Pinwheel
    Air intake: 300 l/h
    Rated for up to 140g

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  8. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Euro-Reef RS-180 Skimmer
    Realistic Rating: avg load 180gal; heavy load 135gal
    Comparative Rating: up to 450gal
    Sump space required for skimmer: 11" x 13.5"
    Height: 24"
    Neck Diameter: 4.5"
    Reaction chamber diameter: 8"
    Reaction chamber volume: 3.04 gallons
    Inlet size: n/a
    Outlet size: 1.5"
    Pump power consumption: 45W @ 115/120 VAC 60hz
    Air intake: 900 lph
     
  9. MattV

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  10. nanomania

    nanomania Well-Known Member

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    Looking for reef octopuc classic 90 hob in india. Cannot find a good source. Please help if any reef octo manufacturer in here.
     
  11. Simplicity Aquatics

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    120DC
    Protein Skimmer
    Air intake: 120-360 L/h

    Consumption: 6-12 watts

    Controller: Included

    Dimensions: 6.7” x 6.3” x 18.7”

    Stocking Level:
    Light Bioload: up to 120 gallons
    Medium Bioload: up to 90 gallons
    Heavy Bioload: up to 60 gallons

    Limited Warranty:
    2 years on skimmer body
    1 year on skimmer pump

    Item #: SIM1001

    $199.95

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    240DC
    Protein Skimmer
    Air intake: 240-660 L/h

    Consumption: 9-18 watts

    Controller: Included

    Dimensions: 8.3” x 7.9” x 19.5”

    Stocking Level:
    Light bio-load: up to 240 gallons
    Medium bio-load: up to 180 gallons
    Heavy bio-load: up to 120 gallons

    Limited Warranty:
    2 years on skimmer body
    1 year on skimmer pump

    Item #: SIM1003

    $249.95

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    320DC
    Protein Skimmer
    Air intake: 600-1,200 L/h

    Consumption: 14-28 watts

    Controller: Included

    Dimensions: 9.1“ x 8.3” x 21.3”

    Stocking Level:
    Light bio-load: up to 320 gallons
    Medium bio-load: up to 240 gallons
    Heavy bio-load: up to 160 gallons

    Limited Warranty:
    2 years on skimmer body
    1 year on skimmer pump

    Item #: SIM1005

    $349.95


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    540DC
    Protein Skimmer
    Air intake: 900-1,800 L/h

    Consumption: 13-35 watts

    Controller: Included

    Dimensions: 9.9“ x 11” x 22”

    Stocking Level:
    Light bio-load: up to 540 gallons
    Medium bio-load: up to 405 gallons
    Heavy bio-load: up to 270 gallons

    Limited Warranty:
    2 years on skimmer body
    1 year on skimmer pump

    Item #: SIM1007

    $499.95

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    800DC
    Protein Skimmer
    Air intake: 1,200-2,400 L/h

    Consumption: 25-69 watts

    Controller: Included

    Dimensions: 12.2“ x 13.4” x 23.7”

    Stocking Level:
    Light bio-load: up to 800 gallons
    Medium bio-load: up to 600 gallons
    Heavy bio-load: up to 400 gallons

    Limited Warranty:
    2 years on skimmer body
    1 year on skimmer pump

    Item #: SIM1009

    $679.95
     
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