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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    Just recieved my JEBO 520. And wow was it alot bigger than I imagined. It's huge compared next to my Sealife 150 skimmer! anyone try one of these yet? kinda an experiment (before I get hit with stones for buying a cheapie!), I knew it had to be better than that sealife junk. Came with a huge...
  2. DIY Forum
    hey all, I have read a little about some MODs for different skimmers, but don't see a lot for the CSS 220. I like the mesh mod, and the one with fishing lne, but I am not really sure how to do either correctly. I really don't like the bubble production on my super skimmer 220. (needlewheel) the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    This is a pic of my G2 after about 4 days of skimmimg with IMO, not a very high bio-load. My FOWLR setup: 140G w/sump 50 lbs LR Coralife 18W sterilizer ASM G2 Skimmer 6 fish: 2 Green Chromis 1 Powder Brown Tang 1 Honeycomb Puffer 1 Lunar Wrasse 1 SM bamboo catshark I'm wondering if...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning everyone, Got a small problem with our protein skimmer. It's going gangbusters and putting out way too many bubbles and the water in the skimmer cup is nice and clean. Details: It's a T1.000 Stand Alone in sump skimmer with the AquaMedic Ocean Runner 2500 needle wheel pump...
  5. TCMAS
    I think my TF1000 is being overworked, what models should I look at for an upgrade? I am hoping to find something used...
  6. TCMAS
    Had a fairly successful night last night after getting home from DAVIDZOU's after work. Picked up a medium RBTA and his hang on TurboFloater for my 55 i recently set up. My first success was that the skimmer was already set up for my tank since David had it on his 55, not much tweaking is...
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    I was given a sealife systems skimmer and was wondering what can I do to make it foam up. Its a venturi downdraft skimmer with a cap 2200 which is supposed to be a 800 gph pump. It just doesnt seem to create any foam. I see some bubbles, but I dont think they are fine enough. I was looking at...
  8. Nano Reefs
    Hi Guys, I have a 20g nano that has been running for a while with a Prizm skimmer, and 3 24w flourecent lights. We recently upgraded to the 20g from a 10g, so we have only a lawnmower blenny, a ghost gobie, and a featherduster. We plan on adding some corals after the tank is settled, but I live...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    First, let me introduce myself. I am Brian and a long time lurker of this and that "other" reef forum. I have had a reef tank for the last 9 years or so starting with a 55gal then moving to a 90gal 4 years ago. The 90 was a used tank that began leaking after a few years. I resealed the tank and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I think it would be interesting to hear about the funniest and/or most horrible mistakes we all have had. Ok...Ill go first. Not knowing anything about featherdusters i ordered my first one about 5 weeks ago or so. It was a big yellow one. When it arrived, the worm was out of its tube and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have long been fighting a continous buildup where my skimmer's (turboflotor 1000) air intake tube connectes to the skimmer. I usually have to clean it every few days (salt or calcium builds up in the skimmer's air intake tube...which extends from the nipple all the way through the water intake...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Three days ago I cleaned my skimmer and I have not gotten any skimmate since. I understand that it takes a day or so for it to "prime" again, but I think it should have done so by now. The bubbles seem a little larger before and I think that may be the problem... I'm using an excalibur hang-on...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    ok I'm still getting syphonung with this skimmer, its driving me nuts. I've now removed the muffler to see if this prevents it but boy is it loud now. I do believe the air intake tube is connec ted to this though, maybe a bad muffler that plugs on occassion.??
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Noticed if I block the air intake on the return pipe near the red adjustment knob the level inside the resevoir drops immediately. You can then adjust the red knob to bring level back up to where it should be.Could blocking this prevent syphoning which happens at times?? Also I put the air...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Had it for about two months and its worked very well. One problem was once in a while it would quickly fill the collection cup and overflow. After the first flood I managed to put and overflow on the collection cup and a tube to a large container. Also thought I knew what was causing it to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I just purchased a PS 100 protein skimmer for my 55 gallon tank. It is about a week old now and im not sure if i have it adjusted right. the pump that i operate it on is a rio 2500(it seems to powerful but i dont know) i have the skimmer in the sump. for the past week it has been producing a...
  17. TCMAS
    I have a T-1000 Turboflouter and I don't think it is working properly. It is pulling out no Gunk! The perameters are all fine, and I do have about 100 lbs of LR in fuge with 6 different filter plants, tons of snails, crabs, starfish, but I do have several fish. There should be some waste...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, after reading a couple other forums, somone said that they got better performance out of their seaclone 100 skimmer by removing the prefilter sponge, so I did this. I dont know if it was a placebo effect or not, but I seem to have noticed more skimmate. And ....... A while back (maybe...
  19. Topic of the Week Archive
    OK this should be a great topic for the week. Lets see your DIY projects. big one, little ones (that should include Spanky:) lets see them all MIke
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Do you have to use A airpump to get this skimmer to make bubbles? Dave.
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