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Guys,

I know they are crap as it's been stated ad nauseam.

What I want to know is do they not work at all? Not even with a small setup with a light bioload?

I am at my wits end and am now considering buying one of these again. The previous one I had I didn't really use.
 

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hehe, cheer up buddy, we'll get you fixed.

Jebo's can be made to work, let me see if I can find some old pics to show you and explain what I did to mine.
 

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ok, here's one, now you tell me what is wrong with that? Looks pretty ok to me :D

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still looking for some more.
 

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Thanks Viper,

But I think I am passed the stage of trying to make something work. I believe fedup would be an appropriate word.
 

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Was searching for Jebo Skimmate just now. Thanks. Yup, looks rather impressive. Was that one standard or modified?
 
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what are you wanting it for dude?
 

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100_0010.jpg


Sorry, can't find any other pics right now, think they are on cd somewhere.

Anyway, all I did was put a limewood airstone into the bottom of the skimmer and ran it off a cheap airpump, the limewood airstones create really fine bubbles which really improve the skimmers performance.

Maybe you could try that with your skimmer?

Stop stressing, we'll get you sorted out.
 

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Thanks Viper.

Nice skimmate that.

This setup is getting to me now. I started planning over 5 months ago I think. Nothing but nothing ever worked the first time on this setup. It's like it's doomed. I will read up on the limewood idea.
 

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Galibore, don't buy one, I am sure I have 2 of them lying around somewhere, could always post one up to you, will give you a free limewood airstone as well :D
 

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This setup is getting to me now. I started planning over 5 months ago I think. Nothing but nothing ever worked the first time on this setup. It's like it's doomed. I will read up on the limewood idea.
no no no, your setup is looking awesome, don't let something like this get you down, we'll get you sorted, I promise.
 
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why not look at the ts1?
 

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Thanks a lot Dean. Appreciate it.

But hold the thought for now. I first want to take some measurements tomorrow. Maybe with a bit of luck and by cutting the one side of my sump I just might (small chance) be able to fir a Reeftek in there.

I will definately let you know though. Damn, if I buy my first real skimmer I will let the whole world know!!
 

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no no no, your setup is looking awesome, don't let something like this get you down, we'll get you sorted, I promise.

Thanks again! You guys have given me a bit of hope again....hehe. I will give it another bash this weekend.
 

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cool, let's first see if we can get your current skimmer to operate.
 

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why not look at the ts1?
Well, two reasons: 1) It won't fit into my sump. 2) I have already spent over R1,000 on trying to make my current one work. If I buy a TS1 now, I will effectively have paid over R2,000 for a R1,000 skimmer. I know this sounds strange, but you know, my wife is auditing all my expenses...lol.
 
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thats some serious skimmate dean,for a jebo.how did you manage to get it to perform that well.and by the way whats a decent size pump to use on it?
I think he added coffee to the mix :lol:
 

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It's all about bubble amount, bubble size and slow flow ;) well in my opinion anyway.
 

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