Got me a new TOY! A belated XMAS pressie - from me & me wife! SKIMMER!

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by jacquesb, 30 Dec 2008.

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Howzit everyone! I JUST completed installing our new BABY! I am really CURIOUS as to HOW EXACTLY this baby will affect our 2 metre reef tank!

    I will post pics soon...... (still have to resize them)....

    I will tease you all a bit - it stands about 1 metre high (well, nearly), is about 25cm in diameter, has 2 AquaBee pumps - and is an external......

    Guess..... ;) ;) ;)

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    Deltec? AP851 perhaps? or are you a reefoctopus man? man????
     
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    i say bubble magnus;)
     
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    Congrats, now dont waste time. we want pics
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Do you know those skimmers Leslie?
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    BTW: Jason is one ahead of you guys - he saw me at the shop this afternoon..... AND I EVEN GOT ME SOME NICE DISCOUNT!
     
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    not too fimiluar with them but have only heard goodthings about them... given that they have an aquabee pump they must be good.. excelently priced for performance i hear... i also have a new toy on the way but mines second hand... and also at a good price..;)
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    OK - here you go:

    Bubble Bagus BM-260 External Skimmer, rated for 1500 litres with 2 x 2000 litre / hour AquaBee ReRirc pumps....
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    The last 3 pics show the skimmate production after 10 minutes.... (of switching it on)....

    But, since then I have set the skimmer to skim a lot drier...... It also has a built-in outlet pipe that the skimmate can exit to a 25 litre drum.....
     
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    OK - so what do you guys think?

    BTW: currently I still have the 2 x ReefTek TS2's running as well. I will most likely remove them once my BM260 is fully run-in, and then advertise them "For Sale" once I have removed and cleaned them....
     
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    Very nice
     
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    Hi there can you post a pic with the pumps installed, I dont understand how it works and how you can adjust it to produce diffrent skim.

    Please!

    Been blowed away here this week hope ct is better weather

    nice day
     
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    looking good there Jacques....Im sure once run in you will see lots of skimate..
     
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    Very nice. Congratulations
     
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    Thats what I call a skimmer !!:thumbup:;)
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Thanks guys.....

    Hennie P - there is a pic at the top showing the pumps...

    Please elaborate on what exactly you want to know about connecting the skimmer?
     
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    and i see it comes in xmas colours:lol:, red and blue outfit with a white frothy beard...
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi Flappy - no - I hope not ;)

    I have the skimmate exiting through a pipe attached to the cup, to a 25 litre drum standing next to the skimmer..... I will "hopefully" only have to clean the drum out once every 3 months or so ;)
     
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    LOL Leslie! Too true! Too true! Nice colors on a skimmer, for a change, hey? :) :slayer:
     
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