P Skimmers

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by THE ANIMAL, 15 May 2009.

  1. THE ANIMAL

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    HI GUYS!!!
    Just want to know do one have to clean the whole skimmer:8:eek:r only the heads, not to sure about it. I do clean the heads every 2 to 3 day.:tooth:
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    Not many people will answer this post :whistling:

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    sorry guys it was a print error!!!!:1:
     
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    i think maybe with that level of dirt you should pencil in a clean for that main cyclinder. that might reduce efficiency depending on how bad that is. So maybe once a month give it a good clean.
     
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    THANKS Scuba will clean one tomorrow and see how it goes!!!:thumbup:
     
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    I take my skimmer out and give it a good clean every two months. It tend to build up with gunk over time
     
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    Fill up the skimmer with RO and vinegar, allow to stand for about 6 hours and then just rinse it off. All the coralline and other stuff inside the skimmer will die off.
     
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    Thanks Mek will do I dit clean one of them look's much better and it works much better. I will keep it like that now.
     
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    Just an update on my p/skimmer clean them now they work like never before.
    Thanks!!!
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    Looks much better. Is that the 600 and 851
     
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    animal well done looks brand new
     
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    Not to sure what model, I just know the one dose 3000 lph and the other one 2000 lph.
     
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    Thanks riyadhessa it skimms like made now.:blue:
     
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    Large one is running a ehiem pump (AP851 ) and the other an aqua bee AP601
    Smaller one was also about half the price.
     
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    I got the tank second-hand from someone they got ehiem typ 1260, serie 07011. Was that a rip off.
     
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    Are they both eheim pumps, might be a 701 and 851. Not at all I recon the two skimmers you have there have an estimated value around R15000.
     
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    OK thats a relieve and yes both of them eheim's. I got the tank 2m, 3 skimmers the other one allso a deltec is a littel smaller dos 1200 lph they say. I took it off my main tank and put it on my 1.2m tank, a chiller, pumps 4x 7500lph, aboat 5 smaller ons, 8 powerheads seio 1100, of 300kg LR and lots more for R45 000.
     
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    Hi there my type of skimmer
     
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    looking great now
     
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