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Old 12-02-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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New Spazz Volcano Skimmer


I upgraded from the Reeflo 250 Skimmer to a Volcano Skimmer by Spazz.

Specs:
Body Diameter: 12" diam 1/4" thick main tube
Body Height: 18" tall main chamber area
Diffuser: 10" diffuser area
6" diam riser tube with twist lock for easy removal of cup assembly
43" tall total height
volcano needle wheel (Dart Frontend w/ Baldor motor)
sch 80 plumbing
gate valve on output pipe
flanged at the bottom of the main chamber for easy cleaning
removable diffuser chamber for ease of cleaning.

Additional options added:
Carbon Lid (to remove skimmate smells from air)
Wetneck (to reduce cleaning maintenance)
Auto Shut-off sensor in cup

this skimmer will hold about 14 gallons of water
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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auto shut-off


wetneck


drain in the body


gate valve, air (large) & ozone intake (small)


drain in the cup w/ valve


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Old 12-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:24 AM   #6
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That's a skimmer!
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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Wow, that's great. And I'm a little impressed with the power draw... my skimmer pulls about 60 watts, but this skimmer can probably handle twice the capacity of mine.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #8
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I'm hoping we can get the power draw down a little with the needle wheel - scott should be sending me 1 or 2 different ones in near future to try out - as well as a different diffuser system (bubble plate) to try out.
I am having some issues with bubble rollout from the microbubble being sucked down into the box, then consolidating into large air pockets that sit at the ceiling of the box, until they roll out into the main chamber.

The skimmer skims well, eventhough I do believe there is room for improvement :-D - The wetneck works well, keeps the skimmer neck very clean. It sure is nice to have a ball valve on the drain for the cup.

I drained the cup last night after it had filled up & the auto shutoff activated. I filled a 4.4g NutriSeawater jug 1/2 full with 1 skimmer cup.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #9
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hey spazz,
what is this hooked to? I am considering buying a volcano.
you have pics of your tank?

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