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  1. General Reef Discussion
    there is an input to the Geoff skimmer near the top of the main tube ... on the inside you could just leave the nozzel pointing in straight or you could install an elbow and point it down or you could have the elbow point left or right and create a tornado in the chamber .... anyone experimented...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking to understand what the difference in theses skimmer is other than the price!!!! can someone explain what makes one better than the other?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I can get a "slightly used" Berlin turbo classic for about 75. is that a good deal and are they any good? For me the price is right.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Berlin red sea triple pass protein skimmer turbo pump took a poop, is there any other pumps I can retro fit to get this skimmer working? <O:p</O:p I’ve seen reviews on the replacement pump and they are not good. Thanks Terry
  5. 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
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ok i have a berlin turbo classic rated up to 125g on a 75g tank well when i first got it it done really well now it won't skim at all even when i clean the sand and rocks it still doesn't skimm i usely have to take my hang skimmer to be able to remove anything. Does any one have any ideas on how...
  7. DIY Forum
    I built a Geoff skimmer awhile ago and it worked perfectly for the first month that it was set up. Yesterday I changed around the return plumbing and now it isn't functioning at all. The water flow is the same as before, but the bubbles flowing through the skimmer are all far too large (1/4"...
  8. The THINK Tank
    Some skimmers have a diffuser plate. I've not used a skimmer with one so I have questions not answers. Is it intended to reduce turbulance? If so how? 1) Seems to me it compresses the turbulance into a smaller area but is more violent which can't be good. Or is it? 2) when using a diffuser...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have tried everything to get these 2 skimmer running better. I cleaned the air intake hose with hot water and cleaned the venturi intake. They are making bubbles now but the water level is too low to produce skimm. They are being run by AZOO 2500 power heads, that I have allready cleaned...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. DIY Forum
    Hello All ! I have a skimmer question . I have built a skimmer out of PVC in 1998 and I am currently revamping it . The skimmer body is 28" (4" PVC ) and the main reaction tube is 24"(2"PVC) . My question is should I increase the length of this skimmer ? I am using a Mag 7 and Kent venturi...
  19. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    For about 6 weeks now, I've had all my rock sitting in a 60gal trash can in the garage with a mag 5 with a Kent venturi aerator and a heater. This weekend, I was planning to change the water, so I removed the heater and made a few other preparations, got sidetracked and didn't get back until...
  20. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hey all, I'm cleaning out some extras. I've got: 1. Red Sea Berlin Skimmer with a Kent venturi - no pump included, but I used a mag 12 with it on my 90. It pulled out a decent amount of skimmate. The only reason I changed the skimmer is because I wanted a beckett injector. $30 obo 2. Dual...
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