More Bubbles in a TS2

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Quintonv, 18 Feb 2011.

  1. Quintonv

    Quintonv

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    Hi Guys

    I have looking/thinking about a few options as to increase the amount of bubbles inside the reaction chamber of the skimmer.

    My first decision was to add a air pump to the stock OTP pump, 2nd was to try and add a bubble plate in the bottom.

    Has anyone done something like this to their skimmers?
     
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  3. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i bought the persbex for the bubble plate but have not machined it yet

    i am looking at the following

    removing the OTP pump and putting in a HY2000 bubble blaster pumps and making this a recirculating pump as opposed to the feed pump

    having a 500Lph feed pump

    installing a gate valve for the outlet

    installing a bubble plate
     
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    Just the pump alone is almost R3000 so if it was me I would just buy the whole new skimmer and you know it will work..
     
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    get a pin wheel impeller and do the enkamat mod. Search the forum for "enkamat mod" and you will see how it is done. Its fairly cheap to do. You can get enkamat from Idol marine (so I hear) :)
     
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    add an air pump. did this way back with Ts1 made alot more bubbles
     
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    This is your best bet.

    If you add the air stone make sure you get the wooden air stone designed for skimmers or an air stone that would make the tiniest bubbles possible..
     
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    Great idea but better to just spend a bit more and get a new skimmer as it will perform better.

    i would seriously love to see this get done though and you will see what a foam cannon you create:yeahdude:
    I found the link to the video have a look at the thread i created on why bubble blaster pumps are more expensive
     
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