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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    I just bought a used ASM G-2 with a non working sedra 3500. How do I take it apart to see if I can fix it. When I plug it in there is no power. The farthest ive gotten was removing the white rod and the black wheel. I cannot get any farther in taking it apart. I cannot find any manuals online so...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I have had an Oceanrunner needle wheel pump sitting around for years for a skimmer I was building. I though it was a 2700 pump so I recently purchased a turboflotor t1000 skimmer to mate up to it for the new sump in my nano. The skimmer came, looks great.. I started plumbing the sump and...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    can someone explain how they work and pros cons?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I got a free skimmer from Current. Its the Current Fission Recirculating Skimmer for 150g. I got it because of well lets say some inside connections. My plan was to get this and use it just till I got my ASM G2. But after seeing it up and running now I dont know. I see nothing wrong with it...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I decided i want a bigger and better skimmer and have a few questions: 1. can a Skimmer be ran outside of the sump? 2. can you use a Mag18 pump to run a skimmer? 3. has anyone here built there own skimmer?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I have a CSS 220 and wanted to do the mesh mod ans gate valve mod. I did the mesh mod and got it working, and everything looked good, except, the amount of air in the chamber didn't look like much. Then I remembered people making new Venturi/eductors for them with larger holes. So, i...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Last night there was an explosion of this red/purple algae. It is long and stringy and is growing on the sand and rocks. Can some one tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. I use only RO/DI water with 0 TDS. Thank-you very much. Joe 75 Gallon Tank 30 Gallon Sump Super Needle Wheeled...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    All things being equal which would you rather have (I know there will be people saying neither b/c they prefer downdraft/beckett and venturi) but please pick one and give reasons. As in equal the same pump size, and intake of water. I want to DIY one and these seem to be the one I would do...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    It was warm enough to get out in the garage and start my stand today so I thought I would also start a build thread. Here is a run down of my system as it is today. (I change my mind a lot) 90 gallon All-Glass aquarium Custom stand and canopy 30 gallon sump 15 gallon refugeium DIY recirc...
  10. DIY Forum
    <TABLE class=tborder id=post47978 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD class=alt1 id=td_post_47978 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d1d1e1 1px solid">Well my crappy little skimmer was not gonna cut it on the new 125G...so, after being inspired by Scooby's...
  11. DIY Forum
    I got a guy who can get me clear pvc, probably free in any size and length I need, but he needs my specs, I will offer to make him one also, if he wants. He tried to make one once he told me with a airstone design and wasn't happy with it. I am going to mod this design...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a new 46 gallon, my sand arrived today. Should I fill the tank with water now? If I do will I need some type of power head also I don't have the light yet. Is it alright to startup the tank?
  13. Skimmers & other filtration
    Good Evening To All, i'm looking for a protein skimmer and calcium reactor for my 250 gallon tank. Any suggestions??
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello again.Ok my skimmer has finally gotten back to normal now after I cleaned it up last week. I hear you guys speaking of moding skimmers and stuff to make the run just abit better and my question is can mine be moded ?Its the HoB octopus not really sure the pump specs off the top of my...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so Im looking to get a new skimmer. Im starting my 190g, and I think I may go BB again. So I want to know a few things about your tank, feel free to copy and paste my questions, followed with your answer... Tank Size: Skimmer Model: Sand Or BB: Stocking (High or low, or detailed...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so I got the tank today! Its about 190 gallons. Its going to take a while to finish, since we have a wedding in September, and will probably be moving back to Fresno to buy a house. So this isnt going to be quick, but hopefully will be worth while. The tank is 60" long, 36" deep...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    i currently have a 30 gallon reef tank with a heavy bioload and my aqua c remora is not doing the job.....i have decided that I wanted to try to get the reef octopus hang on back skimmer bh 100f, but i am having lots of trouble trying to order one offline b/c they seem to be sold out everywhere...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Well now I am in it for the long run. My basement wont be ready for awhile so the inwall 120g is on hold. So....This is my new project. I have purchased 2 40g breeder tanks. 1 is in for drilling and I picked up the other one today which will be the sump. I am doing a DIY stand and canopy. I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    has anyone owned the berlin turbo classic and if so, does it work well?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Well, the time has come for me to add a sump to my 30 gallon tank. I'm hoping that adding one will cut down on the water column fluctuation a little and also make maintenance a bit easier. A friend of mine is giving me a 20L to use and I'm going to invest in a Coralife needle wheel skimmer for...
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