Skimmer Information for Database Members Input Needed

mrcoberg

Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 3, 2012
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
Location
NJ
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.


Here my
"not so popular" Coralife Cone Skimmer
Its rated for 300 gallons under heavy stocking of the tank
The pump is a needle wheel installed by coralife, AC 110v 60hz aprox flow is 650 -700gph (for now) plan to mod to a new Diablo dc pump soon
The Base 14 1/2 X 9 3/4 X 26" high
It has a diffuser plate that works very good
I did lots of mods to it to get it to work reliably, I'm happy with it.




View attachment 128033
 

Attachments

Synodontis

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 27, 2013
Messages
194
Reaction score
329
Location
Victoria, Australia
Royal Exclusiv - Bubble King DeLuxe 500 internal





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
 

Preyou

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 11, 2014
Messages
342
Reaction score
104
Location
Florida's Space Coast
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)
 

Attachments

MantisShrimpDude

Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 30, 2014
Messages
18
Reaction score
2
Location
Clio, Michigan
Ok Gang. What we want to do is get as many Skimmers as we possibly can compiled together, so that we can get a Database put together for all who are looking for Skimmer information. This is where I need all Members input here. What we are looking for is the following. After we get it all together here, we will trim up whats needed and put that information, with your names attached into the Databse.
We need, in this order:
Manufacturer name of Skimmer
A Picture of the Skimmer
Dimensions
Foot Print Dimensions
Manufacturer name of Pump and its GPH and watts
L/H Air Intake
Impeller type (Mesh, Needle etc.)
If it has a Recirc Pump, what type.
Tank Size Rating

Thanks to all in advance for your help on this
Skimz SM163 Monzter D-Series

Skimz-SM163-Monzter-Protein-Skimmer-800x640-1.jpg


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
 

ReeferReefer

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 23, 2015
Messages
1,835
Reaction score
1,300
Reef Octopus BH-2000 HOB
BH-10002000-21.jpg
hobskimmer.jpg


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.
 

acesfull44

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
748
Reaction score
421
Location
St. Louis
Regal 200EXT Recirculating Protein Skimmer



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
 

PaReeferJ

ADDICTED.......
View Badges
Joined
Feb 3, 2016
Messages
426
Reaction score
222
Location
Mechanicsburg, PA
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

image.jpeg
 

120reefkeeper

Reef keeping with Military Precision!
View Badges
Joined
Jan 5, 2016
Messages
3,804
Reaction score
7,139
ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1455034593.697967.jpg



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
 

nanomania

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 12, 2016
Messages
1,873
Reaction score
349
Looking for reef octopuc classic 90 hob in india. Cannot find a good source. Please help if any reef octo manufacturer in here.
 

Simplicity Aquatics

Simple, Effective, Affordable
View Badges
Joined
Aug 20, 2015
Messages
103
Reaction score
85

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


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


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



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


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
 

FLSharkvictim

Marine Conservationists
View Badges
Joined
Oct 11, 2016
Messages
1,311
Reaction score
1,004
Location
Redington Beach, FL
Reef Octopus REGAL 150INT 6" INTERNAL Skimmer Incl - (VARIOS) PmP!
Features:
  • VarioS-6 DC controllable pump
  • Safety overflow float switch for cup
  • High quality cast acrylic
  • Easily disassembled for cleaning
  • Hybrid Cone Shape
  • High volume air intake
  • Body Drain
  • 3rd-Party controller input (0-10V)
SPECS
Body Diameter: 6"

Neck Size: 3"
Foot Print: 11.4” x 7.5”
Total Height: 22.6”
Output Size: 40mm - 1.25”
Recommended sump water depth: 6 -8


The Regal 150 Filtration Handling

Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 100 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 150 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 210 gallons


Pump Features:
Air Draw: up to 900 LPH / 31.5 SCFH
Power Consumption: 15-25W
Voltage: DC 24V


REGAL 150INT 6" INTERNAL
IMG_6428.JPG

Reef Octo Gate Valve
IMG_6430.JPG

VarioS-2 S Pinwheel Pump
IMG_6429.JPG

VarioS DC Controller
IMG_6436.JPG

Built in Float Switch with a BNC Connector
IMG_6437.JPG
 
Last edited:

Mariner00

Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
16
Reaction score
10
Location
Ontario
For those nano reefers out there
This can fit into a Nuvo 20gal and Nuvo 25gal Lagoon.


Eshopps Nano Skimmer


Features

•Sicce Micra Venturi Pump
•Needle-Wheel impeller
•Magnetic Mount
•Removable collection cup
•10-35g Tank
•Small Footprint of 4 ½” x 2 1/4“ x 11 ½”

nanoskimmer.jpg
 

nano24Clownfish

Member
View Badges
Joined
May 10, 2017
Messages
36
Reaction score
26
Skimz SM163 Monzter D-Series

View attachment 261769

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
I have the little in sump Monzter Mini. I love it to pieces. Excellent value. I’m just too lazy to collect all of the data.
 

Deepsixx

Member
View Badges
Joined
May 2, 2018
Messages
25
Reaction score
34
Here is mine (if you look my thread on new tanks, intro's you will see it on the pics)
Bubble King Double Cone 200 DC
A Picture of the Skimmer
12.6 inches x 15.7 inches x 21.7 inches
12.6 inches x 15.7 inches with pump attached
Royal Exclusive, Red Dragon® 3 Mini Speedy skimmer pump 50 Watt DC, 3000L / H
1500L/ Air Intake
Needle wheel Impeller type
250 Gallons Tank Size Rating
 

reeftivo

skim junkie
View Badges
Joined
Apr 26, 2010
Messages
346
Reaction score
123
Location
Chino, California
ATB Nano One

have one and it's a great performer. Only draw back is that the cup does not hold a lot of skim and the cup is not drilled for running a skim locker. you would need to drill it yourself which is not hard and inexpensive. Drilling the cup may void warranty on the body but the pump would still be covered by ATB USA. skims like a beast. (see last pic)


20180117_171620.jpg


Introducing the Updated line of ATB skimmers from the creators of the world’s first Full Cone Conical Skimmer. Made in Austria with only the finest material and well know craftsmanship. The ATB Nano One is now available in the USA. A smaller skimmer rated for up to 150 gallons.
Our Price: $499.00
399.00
Savings: $100.00

ATB Protein Skimmers have achieved the perfect balance of air and water to deliver constant, stable and frothy foam while eliminating turbulence. Maximum air to water contact time is achieved in a relatively small chamber that would simply not be possible with a traditional design. Couple this with the consistent and tiny micro bubbles created by our Airstar pumps and you have a recipe for uncompromising performance catered specifically to the professional aquarist.

Our skimmers are hand crafted in Austria using solid, durable and long lasting materials like PVC, Acrylic, and Titanium. Cuts are made with the help of our precision CNC machines. Our Airstar motor blocks are sourced from Italy and joined with our proprietary volutes and needle wheel impellers. This combination has led to one of the most energy efficient, long lasting, high performance and highly sought after skimmer pumps on the market.


Beware of inferior replicas of the original and patented ATB design.

  • Removable base plate for easy cleaning
  • Double bubble plate
  • Highly polished edges
All white PVC
  • Titanium hardware throughout
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • Lifetime support
  • Made in Austria




Footprint: 12" x 7.5"

  • Total Height: 15.75"
  • Rated for tanks up to 150 gallons
  • Cone diameters: 6″ & 3.75″
  • Airstar 1200 DCT pump
  • Air Draw ~ 1200 l/hr
  • 16 watts total power consumption
  • Recommended sump water depth: 6" to 8"
  • Note: Avoid heavy iodine dosing near white skimmer components
 
Last edited:

BedrockIOMC

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 3, 2018
Messages
756
Reaction score
592
Location
Knoxville
Ok I have a freshwater tank as well as my saltwater and I am thinking of putting a protein skimmer for a while now. what would be the best way of going about doing one without a sump? I would love to stay away from the hang on back type but not sure how I can do that. all help is welcome, thank you.
 

reeftivo

skim junkie
View Badges
Joined
Apr 26, 2010
Messages
346
Reaction score
123
Location
Chino, California
Ok I have a freshwater tank as well as my saltwater and I am thinking of putting a protein skimmer for a while now. what would be the best way of going about doing one without a sump? I would love to stay away from the hang on back type but not sure how I can do that. all help is welcome, thank you.
Hi Bedrock

i think you posted this in the Skimmer Q&A thread already. This thread is the data base thread for various types of skimmers so you probably wont get much of a reply but I'll try. HOB is the best option! You will have nightmares trying to run an external and plumb it (feed pump flows/check valves/potential for flooding etc..)
why no sump? you can get a small compact somatic sump or eshopps for cheap that can fit under most all tanks.
 

Online statistics

Members online
833
Guests online
1,889
Total visitors
2,722
Top