Its Alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. scubaninja

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    Hey guys, came online just for this(thanks viper, was worried for a second that you were being serious-big softy:razz:), have another thread for this skimmer but i thought i would just post this in a new one for now then maybe we could move it over later:whistling:

    anyway, after a trips to shiks to see the tank(very nice start), i got the bug to actually ignore the studying that was necessary(woke up at 9:30 for an exam at 9:00-oops), i decided my beast needed to be put to the test, off to the ocean i went, R40 later after two very helpfull sand castle builders so unfreely offered their help, i had 300litres of nice dirty sea water loaded up.
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    Did a water change in the tank with some clean NSW and put the tang-poo filled water into the plastic container that will be my beasts pozzie for a day or two. Then filled up as much of it as i could with the new dirty water and Turned the beast on, and.....

    nothing. *!*?*. oops, there is a bit of air in the props so they wont start. easy fix, then i turned it on, again:p
    And BEHOLD!!!!
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    ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!
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    I have a white xmas at last:)(xmas was spent studying:()
    The bubbles are minute and fill the entire body of the skimmer save for about 3cms at the bottom which i attempted to make a plan for but in the end it worked itself out:) The skimmer needs a bit of tinkering, i have a fair bit of bubbles coming out of the output so i will extend the outlet at the bottom of the skimmer a bit(luckily i planed for this) and that will solve that. I had big dreams for this fella so i just hope it pulls through in the end cause its going to need to be able to skim a hell of a lot of poo, need my SPS to thrive in the 2m with a heavy bioload. Anyway, will post a movie to show it in action(as soon as i can figure out how to from photobucket), please excuse the idiot in the movie, i was a bit giddy at the fact that it was actually working after ages of it sitting dry and bored. I hope the run in period is short cause i feel like a double expresso:p
     
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    Cool, good to see you back, how'd the studying go?
     
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    awesome! cant wait to see it on the main system
     
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    nice one mate
     
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    "It's alive" you say, how about it's good to see YOU'RE ALIVE!!! :p

    Good work Buddy :thumbup:, great work there. Hope it fulfills your dreams and hopes ;)
     
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    ok i guess, tanned one paper, got frazzled my todays cause i wrote it two hours late in the sweltering heat:( but we'll see. on for tonight only then viper is gonna ban me again till monday-lucky fellow, banned me twice now, he must get a serious kick out of it:)
    me too bud
    shot man
     
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    I told you i was offline, sheesh, you just hear free algae blenny+NSW+lavender tang and your brain goes to mush:razz: i hope so too, i really hope so
     
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    AWESOME Scuba! BTW: What did you use for a venturi?
     
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    I'm taking it real slow with my new setup, those fish destined for my tank will have to wait a while. By that time they probably bread already in your sump and then you'll sit with a lavender blenny or something like that :p
     
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    luckily bothe King 3 pumps had venuris on them. the orange pipes are the air intakes. Thanks mate, guess we will put your new baby against mine and see whose top dog;)
     
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    Hey, i can ban people too you know, why let grumpy have all the fun:razz:

    Good to see you back, even briefly:lol:
     
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    or a blenny tang? could be, nut they will wait for you, they are understanding;)
     
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    fine, you guys can play rock paper scissors:) and there i was under the impression all the mods were fightin over who gets to do it:razz:
     
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    holy crap, way cool

    thats the cleanest bucket of water in SA
     
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    its my new water purifyer:)
     
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    Extra Virgin H2O
    Bottled at source
     
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    Finally the diy skimmer is alive
     
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    yup, take a good look, cos i'm going into mass production:P:lol:
     
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