Ancient Protein Skimmer.

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Chris Delport, 3 Jun 2013.

  1. Chris Delport

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    How many people used this in the past, this one comes with me from 1989.[​IMG]
     
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    @ccwilke has 2 of those. gr8 little skimmers.
     
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    i did, used it for 4 years on my frist reef from 91-'94
     
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    Yoh that skimmer was a beast in its day! I had one swell!
     
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    lol, I also had 1 of those, with the wooden air stone ;P
     
  7. Ridwaan

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    Way before my time :lol:
     
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    Im supprised you havent called dibs yet :lol:
     
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    Wow haven't seen one of those skimmers in years, I think I still have mine will have to check in the wendy. Brings back memories.....
     
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    Chris Delport

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    It was much easier to DIY these because the concept was quite simple and the wooden airstone did the job for you.Nowadays it's all powered up and more difficult to DIY.:hammer:
     
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    I loved my little up lift skimmer it worked like a beast.:thumbup: If I setup a nano I'd deffinately pull it out again.
     
  12. Ridwaan

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    The thought crossed my mind...lol

    Ive heard from some experienced reefers that the airlift skimmers are better then the venture pump type skimmers...
     
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    I still have mine. And never gave me any problems, and work excellent. Sweet old Memory's.
     
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    Hahaha I think this skimmer was way before many reefers on this forum...:tt2:
     
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    by far the best... just had to change the limewood airstone often...
    i see Reef Octo has brought out a air driven one
     
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    thats true but i can remember this baby running on @ccwilke 's first upgrade for a while after upgrading to a larger system. they are pretty awesome and i think they still do better than the ones we have nowadays
     
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    Is the body made of Bakelite?
     
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    Still have mine too
     
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    1986 :tt2: From my dads 6 foot setup ... Never lost a fish
     
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    And the makers name is?

    Sad that the brand is not brought into SA anymore. Or is it?
     
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    would love to see one of these in action.... 1986 I was still playing with Lego
     
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