Can this skimmer be modded for external use

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by dallasg, 2 Dec 2011.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    588
    Location:
    Sandton
    I have a Bubble Blaster In-Sump Skimmers w/ Bubble Plate with a hy-3000 bubble blaster pump, can his be modded for external use? Indont mind if the pump is in the sump
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. OP
    dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    588
    Location:
    Sandton
    [​IMG]
     
  4. FransSny

    FransSny

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Hermanus
    Yip can be done...I have actually seen a similar mod , just remember by extending any tube there is a loss. Obviously you would need to drill the sump panels as well
     
  5. OP
    dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    588
    Location:
    Sandton
    Thanks, will google
     
  6. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,698
    Likes Received:
    68
    yes it can...speak to idol marine..they have done this lots of times...
    basically the inlet of the pump gets connected to the sump and thats it...like fransy said..you will have to drill the sump...you might also have to mod the baffle height in your sump cos of water level...you will also have to drill a 50mm hole for the outlet pipe of the skimmer to enter the sump.
     
  7. OP
    dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    588
    Location:
    Sandton
    Thanks, my sump is easy, no baffles, just return pump and zeolith reactor
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - skimmer modded external Forum Date
Ati PowerCone 250is DC Skimmer ► Sponsor Request Forum Yesterday at 15:16
[wtd] Skimmer Wanted Monday at 19:32
Skimmer chamber size General Discussions and Advice Monday at 16:47
[wtd] Protein Skimmer Wanted Wanted Saturday at 10:52
Aqua Medic Blue 1000 skimmer pump hardly producing bubbles Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration 20 Apr 2017
Skimmer Wanted General Discussions and Advice 16 Apr 2017
170 Liter FLUVAL Skimmer on promotion Sponsor Specials 10 Apr 2017