My "New" Skimmer

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by vatso, 16 Jul 2010.

  1. vatso

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    So I was at Idol chatting to Adriaan about skimmers & one thing lead to another & well now I have a skimmer with a Bubble Blaster HY-5000S pump here are some pics

    sorry camera phone pics

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  3. Loki

    Loki cable tie ninja

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    gratz buddy. lookin lekker..
     
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    Cool
     
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    vatso

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    I think it might be to much air & movement of water??
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Sell it as soon as possible !!!!!!!!!!
     
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    vatso

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    I will be selling my old TS4 skimmer
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW Mark! FANTASTIC skimmer there, mate! Congrats! You won't be sorry!
     
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    I have got a Turboflotor Blue 1000 by Aqua Medic that had no pump.
    so went for a Bubble Blaster HY-3000S pump and wow!!!
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    vatso

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    bubble blaster pump is the way to go :)

    your skimmer is only as good as your pump
     
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  11. lIghty

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    What skimmer is in the 1st pic? looks like an RO extreme 200 body? took the sicce off and put a HY-5000.
     
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    vatso

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    OCTX-250 390x290x575mm i think
     
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    I have that Octx (which has 2 Sicce pumps)...was this modded to fit the BB pump?
     
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    yes we blocked one inlet & then "fitted" the pump
     
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    mmmmhhh sound like a plan...I would have to see if it can be modded to run external though, will chat to him when i'm ready.
     
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    vatso

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    here is another pic

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  17. Yellow Tang

    Yellow Tang Salt Creep

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    Those bubbles look impressive. Anyone got a good skimmer to exchange for any or combo of 5x 150W MH, Ca reactor, ph controller, co2 bottle, pressure reducer and control valve?:047:
     
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    vatso

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    I have a TS4 skimmer all pumps not older then 4 months so still have warranty! would exchange for working CA reactor
     
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    just reactor , or whole setup ? Also what size reactor
     
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    vatso

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    I don't mind buying a CO2 bottle but the rest must be there - size does not really matter that much.
     
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    The 250 should have place for 2 pumps and feed inlet, the 200 (160 internal) has place for only 1 pump.
     
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