Protein skimmer help

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by 519franco, 23 Oct 2011.

  1. 519franco

    519franco

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    iam new to this bt does anyone have plans/designs i can use.... i want my skimmes to cosume the minimum watts use the least amount of maintanace and able to run a 800l tank..

    must be able to fit into a sump
    not feed by pumps

    thanks
     
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    Franco, most of the new skimmer nowadays are extremely energy efficient. I know of the reef octopus skimmers that you can buy an attachment to replace your skimmer cup lid which will clean the riser tube in the skimmer so that it performs perfect all the time and doesnt collect crud. I have a reef octopus bubble blaster INT 3000 rated for 1200 litres for my 650 litre tank and it works brilliantly.
     
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    @519franco

    while i am all for diy, i am also not for reinventing the wheel :) there are enough skimmers out there new and second hand that will provide an energy concious yet effective skimming action for your needs..

    an OCTX160 for example is available in the second hand market for approx R1800 - R2200 and will work perfectly on a system of 600 - 800lt (skimmer rated to do 900lt) and consumes approximatley 25 - 30watts..
     
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