Goal: Design, build and document a skimmer that will fit in the stand of a 75/90 gallon tank, and handle a 100 gallon tank using PVC Pipe parts that are readily available at any hardware store/home improvement center.
The pump I am using, for now, is the pump that came on a Coralife 220...
The skimmer that I have is a Pro Clear Aquatic Systems skimmer that I believe is rated for a 75G tank. It has a Rio 600 pump on it. I can post a picture but that is all I can tell you about it. It came with my 90 gallon tank.
After reading some of the threads on TRT, the "rule of thumb" is...
Well everyone it has been some time since I have posted. So I thought I would share my build so far. The tank is a 120RR AGA. I custom built the stand and canopy. Here are a few shots so far.
Hi there everyone, been watching for a while but think it's time to ask for help. I need a skimmer for my 60 gallon. what I have: overflow box into a home built sump kinda small about 10x20 holds about 7gallons. sump divided in half with return water going thru filter pad then drip plate, eihime...
Ok ive narrowed it down to these HOB skimmers, if you know of anything better, please mention it, i want to know which one of these you think is best or recommend something you like better, remember i can only use an HOB and my tank is 75 gals. I think one or two of those are internal.
What do you guys recommend for a nice protien skimmer with a good price tag for an 85 gallon reef tank, im looking to replace the horrible seaclone skimmer i have that piece of junk is making me mad. :mad: woops i just realized i spelled the title wrong.
Ah the first of many threads for the new tank.
So here is the story.
I have a 55 that is a work of learning, I started having no idea what I was doing, and now I know enough to be dangerous but not enought to be smart ;)
So I wanna plan out this 95 so that I have the best chance of...
Ok, I am finally gettin a new skimmer. I think I have decided on Octopus, but I am not familiar with them. Can anyone give me info, links, or models I can look up.
I need something good for 100gallons.
I'm thinking of modding my ASM g2 with the recirc mod.
I have two ideas to feed the skimmer.
1. directly drain the display into the body. If I do this, should I put a ball-valve on my return pump ( a Mag 5 ) to control the amount of water dumping into the skimmer? I don't fully understand the...
I'm working to bring by 75G back online, and trying to implement a few changes.
I have a protein skimmer (unknown brand) which is a venturi style. It has a inlet about 3/4 way up, aims down into the chamber through a venturi (air sucked from exterior). It has an outlet which is plumbed to...
Here's a few pics of my new tank and fish room.
220 Display tank w/ 55 gal sump. I've never realized how small a 55 gal tank can really look.
Here's the beginnings of the wall that the fish tank is built into.
And here's the tank on the stand. I sure am glad that I have a 6" ledge...
As the title suggests, I'm starting to plan my aquarium Christmas list and wanted to get a few opinions on something.
For those of you that don't know, I have a 180 gallon SPS dominate reef with a 65 gallon sump. My equipment includes:
1. ASM G4X skimmer moded with gate valve and recirc mods...
Hi all my pump died on my skimmer and was wondering if you all could recommend one. It a ASM G1X and the pump was a Sedra KSP 3500. I tried to clean it but it still wouldn't start back up.
Thanks in advance for any insight.
I plan to do the recirc mod on my Euroreef CS6-1 skimmer this week and was wondering about feed pump portion of the mod shown in this link http://www.asmskimmer.com/mod3.htm
Why would you drill a larger hole than the tap size? It says to drill 23/32" hole and use a 1/2" tap.