Skimmer Q&A Thread

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

  1. n21benson

    n21benson Active Member

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    AquaC EV-120
     
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  2. n21benson

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  3. mcarroll

    mcarroll Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    @Dirtrider225 Try a Tunze 9010. (Sorry for going off-list.)

    @becca10 AquaC Remora would be my recommendation.
     
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    mcarroll Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    @Dirtrider225 Try a Tunze 9010 9410. (Sorry for going off-list.)

    @becca10 AquaC Remora would be my recommendation.
     
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  5. reeftilldie

    reeftilldie Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone please show me where can i get this drain plumbing parts fitting for my skimmer cup?
    I'm planning to drill and add a draining hose to my skimmer cup, unfortunately this is the reef octopus 110 and side drilling is my only option. I can't add uniseal because the smallest size of uniseal is 1/2" and its a little large for my skimmer cup.
    Any suggestions anyone?
    Thank you

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  6. kinetic

    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Concerned about my skimmer:
    • I just set up the new tank
    • Simplicity 120 DC
    • I ran my skimmer in vinegar bath for about 2 hours prior
    • When I first setup the tank, the skimmer was overflowing like crazy wide open with the pump on full blast, it was glorious
    • I understand it takes a week for the skimmer to break in, at least, and since I'm just cycling with dead rock, no skim is probably normal
    • I had turned off the skimmer momentarily, and turned it back on. Now even with the pump full blast, full air, and water level adjusted as high as possible, the bubbles don't make it halfway up the body of the skimmer
    The thing that concerns me is, this is usually what all my past tank setups have been like. A great skimmer that did nothing but have bubbles halfway up for years.

    Is this normal? Am I just stupidly hypersensitive to this right now?

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  7. Jennie

    Jennie Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Does anyone have experience with a oceanic 14 biocube protein skimmer fitting and working in a jbj nano 12 gallon (I want to put one in one of the rear compartments.
     
  8. Dirtrider225

    Dirtrider225 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    I assume you mean the tunze 9012 since the 9010 is discontinued?

    I am surprised to see that reccomended, I don't see many threads with people using the tunze skimmers other than the 9001 for nano tanks
     
  9. mcarroll

    mcarroll Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Gah!! @Dirtrider225 that's from posting too late....

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    DOC Skimmer 9410
    (9410.000)

    Recommended for salt water aquariums up to
    1,000 liters (265 USgal.).
    Immersion depth from 140 to 240 mm (5.5 to 9.5 in.) without setting.
    Dimensions without post-filter (L x W x H): 250 x 180 x 415 mm (9.8 x 7.0 x 16.3 in.)
    Water flow rate: 900 l/h (237.7 USgal./h)
    Air capacity: 600 l/h (158.5 USgal./h)
    Energy consumption: 11 W, 230V/50Hz (15 W, 115W/60Hz)
    Skimmer cup volume: 0.7 liters (0.2 USgal.)

    Instructions for use
    [​IMG] 1: Deutsch, English, Francais (x9410.8888)[​IMG] 2: Italiano, Espanol, РУССКИЙ (x9410.8882)
    All suitable spare parts
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Video - Doc Skimmer 9410

    9410.000

    329.99 USD

    There's a DC model too.
     
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    mcarroll Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    The 9012 is a really nice internal skimmer. Perfect if you wanna go sumpless!! :)
     
  11. Karl Halmstad

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    Hey everyone
    I have a question about my Skimmer. It is a NYOS quantum 160 running since Feb/17. For some reason it will run good for 2-4 wks with no issues then all the sudden it wants to pull too much water into the cup even though nothing has changed, nothing added nothing dieing etc. It usually happens after I clean it which is done 2 time a wk or more if needed. It sits in about 8" of water. I have tried anywhere from 6.5 to 9", water & air 1/2 to completely closed all the way to fully open to fix this issue with no luck. IF I leave the drain plug off to keep it from filling in 30 seconds it sometimes fixes itself after 2-3 days but this is not good for the tank I think. Any ideas????
    My tanks is 185gl with a Trigger ruby 30 sump setup for reef. I don't have any dosing stuff setup ($) but the corals I have seem to be fine.
     
  12. Simplicity Aquatics

    Simplicity Aquatics Active Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    When you say "clean it" are you referring to the collection cup only or the skimmer body and pump?
    How are you cleaning it?
     
  13. Karl Halmstad

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    i clean the cup with water & bristle brush only. I've cleaned the body once.
     
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    Im looking at the Regal 250INT 10" Internal Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus. Does anyone have any feedback on this skimmer? Approx 160gal of total water vol. now. I know its over kill. But planing to go up to 300gal. In a couple years.
     
  16. mcarroll

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    Buy for what you have now.

    It's hard enough without involving "what might be". :)

    If the skimmer you get is a poor fit for the next tank, then you can sell it and switch. You'll have a whole tank's worth of gear to dispense with anyway.....don't start sweating that now with your skimmer choice. ;)


    For example, a DOC Skimmer 9410 would be about right for your current setup.....but probably on the small side for the next system.

    The DOC Skimmer 9415 would be about right for a 300 gallon setup, but probably overkill for your current setup. The larger neck is likely to require more organics than a little system will provide, plus the skimmer is huge compared to the right size.

    Of course the DC versions of those skimmers provide somewhat of a grey area....but not enough to warrant cross-over skimmers. IMO, selecting "middle of the road" between your current tank size and the hypothetical future tank size just leaves you with mediocre skimmer performance....and not really any advantage that I can think of.

    The right size skimmer is a better choice. Sell it with the rest of the old system when you're ready to move on. Keep it simple. :)
     
  17. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    How do you guys feel about
    Reef Octopus Classic 152-S Protein Skimmer? Just ordered that to replace my Bubble Magus Curve 5 which I been trying to dial in for over a month... btw I have Red Sea Reefer 350
     
  18. mcarroll

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    Dangerous to ask AFTER you ordered! ;)

    It should be pretty similar to the curve to dial in I would think. What problem have you been having?
     
  19. Nateachr

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    Has anyone had experience with the aqua Medic K series skimmers?
     
  20. Jonathan Nelson

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    I have been using a Skimz Kone SK181 from BRS and it works great. easy to tune and great foot print with the pump being internal. Large collection cup as well.
     
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