Unboxing Review - Curve 5 Elite Protein Skimmer - Bubble Magus

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Hey everyone. This is not a paid promotion. I had to get a new skimmer as the one I was gifted died. It was. 10 year old CADlights skimmer and I was pretty happy with it. Since I went online looking not to spend more that about 200$ I saw the banner for the new curve 5 elite skimmer on BRS and decided to give it a whirl. Here's my unboxing review. I will update this thread as time goes on and am welcome to any questions.



First the box it comes in.
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Heres how it's packaged
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Everything that comes with it. (Stickers!)
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Attachment of the pump to the diffuser
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The pump diffuser attachment to the base (quick release screws let you remove the skimmer tube from the base)
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The cable for the pump runs through a rubber grommet in the base.
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On the base there is the flow adjustment gear which is kept from bottoming out on your aquarium floor by some elevated rubber feet around the base. No suction cups sadly
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Then the tube slides over the pump diffuser and connects to the quick screw latches and the pump inlet is attached through the tube to the pump
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Fully assembled!
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I put it in the sump and it was extremely quiet. Started making really good bubbles.
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The next day I'm getting skim mate already.
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Looks like this is a good one. I had to put it on an elevated surface inside my sump because I like to keep my sump water level a little higher than normal. I'll let you know if over time I need to adjust it more higher or lower but this seems like a really good replacement of the 10-year-old thing that I had :)
 
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Great review and thanks for taking the time to do it.

It would be helpful to maybe do an update after a few months to see how it’s performing
 
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Great review and thanks for taking the time to do it.

It would be helpful to maybe do an update after a few months to see how it’s performing
Absolutely. I'll keep updating this thread over the life of this unit. Thanks for the comment!
 
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