Skimmer Q&A Thread

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by mojo, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. OGFrenchHorn

    OGFrenchHorn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I like that it's self adjusting. I'll take a closer look at it
     
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  2. Tiger-Paws

    Tiger-Paws Well-Known Member

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    I have a Red Sea Nano Reefer, the under tank sump has a stable fixed water depth of 7-3/4".

    I need an in-Sump Protein Skimmer, the issue is that the sump in the Red Sea Nano has very little clearance between the outside wall of the sump and the inside of the stand (1") which makes any unit that is not free standing all but impossible to install.

    Can someone provide a recommendation for this 28 gallon Nano system, my bio-load should be medium maybe a bit more.
     
  3. Austin R

    Austin R Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I got this skimmer and I'm trying to set it up in my sump but can't seem to get it to work correctly. The bubbles seem to be ok maybe on the low side but I seem to be getting more water then "skim" at least that's what it looks like to me and before anyone says buy a better one I would if I had the money... any help would be great

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  4. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    Raise the skimmer
     
  5. Austin R

    Austin R Well-Known Member

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    How much?
     
  6. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    Just do small increments wait 2 or 3 days if it's still wet... repeat. If too dry lower it back a little. What size tank and what skimmer is that? But yea. Get a new skimmer.
     
  7. Austin R

    Austin R Well-Known Member

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    29 gallon with 15 gallon sump and Coralife skimmer for bio cubes I think I would have to check also when you getting good skim what should it look like discolored with small particulas in it?
     
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    Hi guys hope somone here can help me with my problem.

    I have had a Nyos Quantium 220 for a year now and everythinge have been great until 2 days ago.

    i rebuild my sump beacuse im going over to triton method but with new stuff i got a issue with my skimmer and i hope some one here can help me with the problem.

    After remodeling and the skimmer had gone for 1 day, I discovered that I had had lots of microbubbles in the display tank. After have tried and have troubled all the equipment i found the problem and that was my skimmer. The foam is very low which makes it come out to the aquarium of some kind.

    I dismantled my entire skimmer, washed it and mounted it again but still the same problem so I wonder if there are anyone here that has been the same problem before?


    Something else i have done is: I used silicon to rebuild my sump, i added chaeto algae and i started a brand new Aquaforest AF 90 reactor with Carbon. Can this have any impact?

    the picture show how low the Foam is

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  9. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    Sure air intake isn't clogged I know some skimmers are notorious for calcium buildup that has to be scrapped away in the venturi.. also what's your salinity
     
  10. Reefersutherland_

    Reefersutherland_ Well-Known Member

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    Hey y'all, got a question here. I need to raise up my skimmer in the sump a good foot and a half i was wondering what you would use? Thanks!
     
  11. XNavyDiver

    XNavyDiver Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Looking for recommendations for a HOB skimmer for a 20g.

    Thanks!
     
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    XNavyDiver Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I would just make a stand from 3/4 in pvc pipe as the frame, and egg crate as the platform. Just cut your legs to 18".
     
  13. Slayvoff

    Slayvoff Well-Known Member

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    What would be the best skimmer to use, while considering silence as a high priority, for a red sea 250? The Nyos 120? Would anything else compare?
     
  14. mcarroll

    mcarroll Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Better off with a Tunze internal or going skimmerless IMO. If you run a hang-on anything it'd probably be something for refugium space.

    Check out:

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    Comline® DOC Skimmer 9001
    (9001.000)

    Recommended from 20 to 140 liters
    (5.3 to 37 USgal.) of sea water.
    Immersion depth: approx. 135 to 155 mm
    (5.3 to 6.1 in.)
    Skimmer cup volume: 0.2 liters (.05 USgal.) Air capacity: approx. 100 l/h (26 USgal./h)
    Energy consumption: 2.5 W, 230V/50Hz (115V/60Hz)
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 110 x 63 x 215 mm
    (4.3 x 2.5 x 8.5 in.)
    Includes Magnet Holder for glass thickness of up to 10 mm (3/8").

    Instructions for use
    [​IMG] 1: Deutsch, English, Francais (x9001.8888)[​IMG] 2: Italiano, Espanol, РУССКИЙ (x9001.8882)
    All suitable spare parts
    9001.000

    115.66 USD
     
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  15. jason2459

    jason2459 Not a paid scientist R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    20 gallon mantis tank with softies running on just water changes alone going on 6 years. 1 mantis, 1 dotty back, 1 damsel, xenia, zoas, amd mushrooms.

    If you plan on SPS YMMV but with out a dirty eater like a mantis I'd imagine it would be fine. And being able to have a cleanup crew would help there too. I can't have any inverts. Well I add them all the time but they are food.
     
  16. Reefersutherland_

    Reefersutherland_ Well-Known Member

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    Genius! Thank you
     
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  17. Empress

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    Can someone explain the reason for the air intake on a skimmer, and how much per hour is actually needed, and how to determine how much air is needed? I'm looking to upgrade my BMCurve 9 to something better. But I'm confused about air intake.
    Thanks!
    Empress
     
  18. mcarroll

    mcarroll Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    How do you select the right DOC skimmer for a marine aquarium?

    Start reading there and hopefully the whole thing will make more sense. You shouldn't have to worry about air numbers unless you're designing a skimmer.

    This might also be worth a read:
    Comline® Reefpack

    Not sure what size tank you're running, but one of these would probably be ideal for you:
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    DOC Skimmer 9410

    Recommended for salt water aquariums up to 1,000 liters (265 USgal.). Immersion depth from 140 to... mehr

    9410.000

    329.99 USD

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    DOC Skimmer 9410 DC

    Recommended for salt water aquariums up to 1,200 liters (317 US gal.). Immersion depth from 140 t... mehr

    9410.001

    399.99 USD

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    DOC Skimmer 9415

    Recommended for salt water aquariums up to 1,500 liters (400 USgal.). Immersion depth from 100 to... mehr

    9415.000

    584.36 USD

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    Reefpack 500

    Comline® DOC Skimmer 9012: Designed for mixed aquariums or soft coral aquariums with 200 to 1,200 ... mehr

    0500.000

    608.40 USD


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    DOC Skimmer 9430

    Recommended for salt water aquariums up to 3,000 liters (800 USgal.). Immersion depth from 100 to... mehr

    9430.000

    656.60 USD

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    DOC Skimmer 9430 DC

    Recommended for salt water aquariums up to 3,500 liters (925 USgal.). Immersion depth from 100 to... mehr

    9430.001

    751.07 USD
     
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  19. Dirtrider225

    Dirtrider225 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Looking to upgrade to a 120 fatboy. Tank is going to be mixed reef likely, may favor lps corals and anemones however. Going to use a 40 breeder as a sump and may try the triton method so i will likely have a large refugium. I have the choice narrowed down to 3 skimmers.

    Reef Octopus Elite 150INT $549
    Nyos Quantum 160 $500
    Deltec 1455 $430

    I dont want to go any higher in price and will likely look for a used one of these. Whats everyones opinions on the 3 listed?
     
  20. becca10

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    Hi there, I finally gave up on my Reef Oct hob for my 40 long with a 30 sump. I have very limited space, max width of 5 inches. Which in sump skimmer would you recommend under $200?
     
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