Jebo Skimmer Clan

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Galibore, 18 May 2007.

  1. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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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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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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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

    [​IMG]

    still looking for some more.
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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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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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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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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    [​IMG]

    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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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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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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    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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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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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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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    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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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    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?
     
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    I think he added coffee to the mix :lol:
     
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    :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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