New RLSS/H&H DC Controllable Skimmers

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  1. verniedlx

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    Anyone have any experience with these newly surfaced skimmers?

    I went down the path of getting a Waveline DC-5000 return pump, super happy with that.

    I see that these pumps are the exact ones bundled with the skimmers.

    Your feedback will be greatly appreciated :)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i see reef octopus is also moving to dc pumps, i am using my dc pump to power my external skimmer
     
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    Pics or it never happened!


    What skimmer btw? And are you happy with the pump?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the super reef octo 5000 cone external...
    i am still building my new setup, no pics and havent used the pump yet

    the new diablo reef octo dc skimmer
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    Ok, too big for me lol :)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thats just one model...
    and for your new tank its perfect :)
     
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    Are these DC pumps super super silent? @dallasg can you check the air suction on that beast please?
     
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    I have the the non cone version of @dallasg one, the RO-RPS 5000 external, same pump and air flow of 2100lph, super silent too and it works so well (as you can see, one day of skimmate there!). Mine is fed via a aquamedic ocean runner 3500, which is also my return pump.
    Here's a pic....

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    I currently have the DC-5000 and it makes zero noise, I need to put my hand on the return pipe to make sure its on.. :)
     
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    I dont know hey, there are a few decent skimmers out there currently and the fact that bigger brands have started adopting the newer DC pump technology is great news. I see even Royal Exclusive have a DC Model in the popular Red Dragon series now, which is great news.

    I may very well just wait a bit for the 2nd generation to come out, as per Waveline rumour. Maybe more vendors would have by then adopted this technology and bring our our fav skimmers with new DC technology :)

    @Anita, hint hint ;-)
     
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