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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    This hobbie is definitly not for someone who likes to save $$$$$$$, It just dosen't stop does it. So this is tonights overwelming lack of knowledge that is haunting me. What is the real differance in all these skimmers. It seems that everyone on this board has a hated and loved brand and there...
  2. General classifieds
    I am selling my almost new (2months) Octopus RPS-3000 skimmer. I added a drain in the bottom side of the skimmer, to be able to drain it for cleaning. RPS-3000 Recirculating Protein Skimmer with Needle wheel impeller. 7.8" Diameter 29.64" High for aquariums up to 400. Footprint 9" x 21" I am...
  3. TCMAS
    anyone have one sitting around? thx Li
  4. TCMAS
    That's right. spazz has done it again, and once more, used me as his victim! He called me up and said, "Hey, bring that skimmer up here, I wanna try something." The skimmer in question was his original recirculating skimmer prototype, here: So I drained, it packed it up, and headed on over...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I want to put an overflow in my 75g and drill through the back. because i think the bottom is tempered. I want to put it in the corner behind a piece of acrylic at a 45 angle to the tank with teeth at the top. how far down do i drill and how big of a pipe do i need for good flow?then how tall is...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    in your honest opion what is a good level to keep the salinity at
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well it appears my Aqua C is in need of an upgrade! Any input on one I should get? I really don't want to make one...don't think unless you can talk me into it and walk me throught it! :clown: I am handy and can cut and glue PVC, however!. So far I have looked pretty hard at the MRC-1 for my...
  8. DIY Forum
    I have been avidly reading about the DIY skimmers since my Oceanic Venturi skimmer is not doing the job. It worked well for several months and then I had to take it apart and clean it more and more often. I now have to take it out of my sump at least weekly. The venturi valve gets clogged...
  9. TCMAS
    Just wondering if anyone has tried the Berlin Skimmer modifications they have out there. If so... What type did you use? What was the result? I have a Berlin Turbo that I want to keep for my Mushroom tank, I have it being fed by a Mag 5, but it produces lousey skimmate. Any ideas.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I've looked on the DIY skimmers again and Wharyat had one on there with a DIY venturi I want to try. I sent him a PM but may-be someone else Has an idea for me. I want to DIY a skimmer to put under my tank. I want to keep everything hidden. I wanted to know how wide to make the main chamber? I...
  11. TCMAS
    My buddy has a 55 gallon that he is going to change from fresh to saltwater :dance: and he will need a HOT skimmer. His budget is basically nothing over $200. Does anyone have any recommendations? Or does anyone have one for sale?
  12. TCMAS
    which brand and what model is good to use as external pump skimmer?(for 90 gallons tank)
  13. DIY Forum
    I have started building my needle wheel skimmer after much research. I have it all put togeather already but still lack the pump. I have not decided weather or not to go with a pump already outfitted with a needle wheel or buy a cheaper pump and drop a needle wheel impeller into it. I am...
  14. Classified Archives
    Skimmer has been used off and on for the last 5 years. I recently purchased a new gen-x 1000 pump with a needle wheel impeller for the skimmer. This works fantastic but it is much too large for my 10 gallon tank. The acrylic input and output tubes were broken years ago when I dropped it so I...
  15. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    Hopefully you guys can help me out. I was looking into buying a protein skimmer for my 55gal. Is anyone familiar with Pacific Coast Imports skimmers? The price sounds decent, but not sure of the quality. I'd like to know how good these skimmers are and if there are any known potential problems...
  16. TCMAS
    Does anyone know of any possible mods for a turbofloater 1000 besides going to the OR2700 pump? Mine worked great with a Rio 2100 for a few days, but now isn't doing anything. This theory, not doing anything, is based on it running both on a LR curing bin and then on a newly transfered tank...
  17. TCMAS
    I know I've already asked this, but smoething came up, so I'm asking again. Currently, I have a Turboflotor T1000 skimming on my 125g FOWLR. There aren't any fish in it really, so I haven't seen this things potential at all. It's been pulling out some rather foul smelling but very light in...
  18. Equipment, Start-up, and Education Archive
    Well, add me to the list of those who have sworn off Rio pumps. A little over a year ago I got a Turbofloater skimmer that came with a Rio2500. It was fine for a while, except it didn't like to restart after a power failure or when I shut down the system to clean the pumps. Last...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I just purchased a used, (what I think is a G-5) skimmer. The unit did not have any inlet fittings but only two 3/4" holes for fittings. My question is, do you have any user manual or information you could email or snail mail to me? At this time I have sealed off one the holes and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, I am in the process of setting up a 90AGA. So far I have a Mag drive 700 as my return and I was looking into some options for a skimmer. I narrowed it down to either a Turbofloter or a EuroReef. Anyone have any opinions on these? Also if someone could recommend good mail order or...
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