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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    i need to know if my skimmer is running right or no.almost no bubbles and a mag drive 7 pump in a 40 gal tank builtin overflo.need to know if its normal or i need a better skimmer or pump......this is my secound skimmer my first is too tall and need to sell it
  2. General Reef Discussion
    i am thinking of building one. my plans are to make the body out of 4 or 5inch pvc. The body is going to be two three ways, one for the return and one for the feed. The collection cup neck is going to be a reducer followed by a union and then the cup itself. The feed pump is going to be a mag 3...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone: I need to get a powerhead for my 55gal tank. Could someone reccomend a good brand, and what flow rate should I go with? Right now it's only FOWLR but I do want to upgrade to coral later, build a sump tank / refugium, and get a skimmer. But all that is much further down the line...
  4. DIY Forum
    I started a skimmer today because I didn't want to spend $300 on a skimmer. I used 4" pvc with 2 4" to 2" reducer pipes, 1 at the top of the skimmer and one as the collection cup. This has been very easy so far. The reaction chamber is around 27" tall and the total skimmer is roughly 35" with...
  5. DIY Forum
    ok i need to build a skimmer for my 120 gal. i have a seaclone but it is not working to good any more. i want to go with a design that i found online. i know the basics on how it works but thats about it. we have a club meeting here in atlanta on tuesday which im getting a tank for my new...
  6. DIY Forum
    I like to build the Geoff's skimmer but I have a mag5 instead of the mag7. How will this work,or not on the skimmer?
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey all ! I just bought a Berlin skimmer XL for super cheap . My water is clearer than it has ever been since installing this puppy. Its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be . I am running it with a mag 7 from my DIY skimmer and it is working pretty darn good as is , but being the...
  8. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I have a couple simple questions for you BB'ers, there is a reason I am asking BTW. 1. What kind of return (from sump) pump do you use? 2. What do you figure the return flow (from sump) is after headloss? 3. How big is your tank? 4. How big is your sump? Thanks, Whiskey
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am just starting a 75gal reef tank. Never had a SW tank before, but have had a FW tank for several years. I have been doing a lot of research and will hopefully be able to start putting this to work soon. I plan on doing nearly everything as a DIY project, and I will be needing lots...
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  10. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, this skimmer has been giiving me trouble for awhile. Im not sure on the brand, but its white with an overflow and a hose attached, the pump comes up and has a venturi then goes into the skimmer itself. the pipe thread is 1/2" then does the skimming action returns to the sump/tank by a 3/4"...
  11. skimmers, filtration
    well thnx to geoff's DIY skimmer i built mine using the same method as he did ...i was gonna use a mj1200 but i just couldnt see this being enough power so for now im gonna use a mag 3 that i got off a friend which is a little more powerful than the mj1200 so im waiting on my venturi valve that...
  12. DIY Forum
    HI im new to the whole reef tank thing i am looking to buy a protein skimmer or building one I have a 20 gal with a 15 gal sump that just finished cycling. I have been searching local fish and petstores and on the net for a good protein skimmers. I want to have soft and hard coral eventually. I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning all! I`m in the middle of my diy skimmer and I `m trying to find a venturi valve to produce the bubbs. where would I find just the valve ,I shouldn`t of chucked the old skimmer when I cleaned the garage a year ago Thanks for any help!!:)
  14. General Reef Discussion
    A few weeks ago I picked up some used equipment for my frag tank that included a Berlin skimmer and a Little Giant pump. I put the skimmer into service about a week ago and so far it hasn't done much. The skimmer works but it doesn't exactly kick arse.:) I'm not really sure this is the right...
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