Ninja's Reef

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  1. scubaninja

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    Hey guys, almost ready to set up, got my tank organized, i can start immediately, as soon as the building at the house ends in two months:cry: , anyway, i've read all over the forums that i mustn't cut corners on skimmers, so i went and bought the most expensive one i could, and now I'm broke, better, i'm in debt. so i blame all of you, haha. anyway, i got my skimmer, and now i don't know how it works, lost. I know basically with the air been introduced and what not, but what is the exact cycle? like when the guy at the shop put it together, there were spare parts, not something i jump for joy at the site of, something is usually wrong then, so can someone help out?

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    okk, that didnt work out so well, guess its better than some peoples first times..
     
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    its a viaAqua skimmer, that help?
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    They have changed them a bit.

    The knob is the air intake and their is a bit with the sponge that can or used to move up and down.
    you use both to set the water level to around the bottom of the neck of the skimmer.

    You have to run the skimmer and then first use the sponge side and adjust the water level. then play around with the air intake.

    They have changed a bit so hopefully I am not to far off.
    Hope it makes sense.
     
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    yeah it does, but that bit on the right, that tube by the air intake, is it meant to be there? it closes that tube up, and if its meant to be there why would there be a tube there in the first place?
     
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    on what pump do they run and how much is the flow and air intake ?
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    To be honest with you I don't know why it is there. The old one the water went from pump direct into skimmer.

    Was given an old one that I keep for emergencies, played with it a bit but did not really like it.
     
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    well to be honest, i have no idea, it says the qmax is 2500l/h. That help? there was no guide book/paper and no real directions on this thing so i'm a little worried. the LFS dude said it was a very good make but i dont ever trust salespeople, they will tell you anything to sell something so until i try it i wont know, but what can i do? notyhing right
     
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    Hi bra congrats on your new skimmer, but if you have not used it as yet pls take it back and rather get a reef octopus skimmer or reeftek ts1 or 2, it is by far more advanced,i dont want to see you in 2-3 months trying to sell it,you will have a problem selling it and spares always a problem aquah h20 brings them in.
    Good luck
     
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    How much did you pay for the skimmer?
     
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    Hi ScubaNinja.
    That skimmer is a Via Aqau sk388 if im not mistaken. It's sad to say,it isnt the best of skimmers.I remember about 4 years ago when i bought mines (now thrown away), i paid about R850.00.I could have added a little more money and got a Reeftek.
    Where did you the skimmer from?
     
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    ditto what mek said.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Let's not kill the mans passion, he has bought what he could afford, with a bit of help from us I am sure we can get the skimmer working fairly decently :)
     
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    yeah, cant afford that mate:) ried to get the best i could, reef octopus was definitly out of my reach hey
     
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    paid R1100, all i could, all the other skimmers were 3800 and what not, definitly couldnt
     
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    thrown away? that sounds nasty, like i'm in for hell, anyway, got it at Natures Pet land in springfield, anychance it might work still? Its rating is 2500l/h and my tank is only a 4ft tank?
     
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    I'm sure you could get a Reeftek TS1 for close to that. Anybody know what the price of a TS1 is?
     
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    a Ts1? didnt see one, so what, i go and ask to change it for a TS1? think thats possible? cause i dont want to be doomed from the start
     
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    HHHhmmmmm - ScubaNinja - sorry that you have to read this now - AFTER you bought it. Please ask us first next time? I am QUITE sure you could have gotten a 2nd hand ReefTek for MUCH cheaper.

    IF you perhaps want to - ask your money back, and talk to Andrew from Eco Aquatics. For R1100 he would DEFINITELY be able to make a plan for you for a NEW ReefTek TS1. The ReefTek/ReefOctopus range of skimmers are FAR superior to the other ranges (except for Bubble King/Bubble Master/Deltec/AM skimmers).

    IF you do indeed decide to keep this one, we will try to assist you to make this skimmer work the best we can.
     
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