protein skimmers

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Travis1, 6 May 2009.

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    Travis1 (wilsontravy)

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    howsit guys, i have bought a reeftek RS2 external skimmer. what is your opinion about this skimmer. still new in the game.
     
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    I think preshan has one. PM for me details
     
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    thats the one i bought, from preshan
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    dont know details yet. but i heard it is a potent skimmer, i think it has a resun pump, and is for 2500 litres per hour
     
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    Depends how big your tank is, but by standards TS1 and TS2 are decent skimmers
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    il be running it on a 4ft for now, untill i no all the ins and out then il upgrade to a bigger tank.
     
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    That's perfect for a 4 footer
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    whats the difference between the rs2 and a ts1?
     
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    The only difference is the size and the amount of water it can handle
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    which is better?
     
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    For your tank the TS2. The TS1 is rated for a smaller tank
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    lets say i upgraded my tank to a 6 foot, will i still be able to use the rs2?
     
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    No. A TS3 or 4
     
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    ok. cool. thanks tony
     
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    Tony - Wilson has the EXTERNAL RS2 skimmer. The TS2 cannot be compared to the RS2 AT ALL!

    The RS2 is rated for 2500 litres - the TS2 for 700 litres.

    Wilson - you can use that skimmer on a tank 3 times your size. You are going to be doing some SERIOUS overskimming mate! That's AWESOME!

    Which means - this will allow you to over-feed..... over-feeding, keeps the fish AND CORALS VERY HAPPY!

    So - now you can start looking at keeping some nice SPS corals! ;)
     
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    BTW: The RS2 will skim the nickers off EITHER a TS3 or TS4! ;)
     
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    thats very good news. thanks guys. my tank will be up and running in the next couple of months. appreciate the help.
     
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    Oops. I never saw the RS bit.
     
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    no problem.
     
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    LOL! No probs Tony. Actually - The company only made a very few of these. The skimmer is external as well..... The company went over to PURE in-sump skimmers....I think that the ReefOctopus range took over where this skimmer model left off...
     
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