Queen Turbo Skimmer

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by ImAClown, 6 Dec 2008.

  1. ImAClown

    ImAClown

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    Hey guys,

    I having the exact same problem as wetty in this thread:
    Turbo Queen - Page 3 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    It's a queen turbo skimmer- ancient. I used to run it with a 1800lph pump, which has gone missing :\ So now I'm trying to use it with a 1200lph, there's almost no bubbles and its barely collecting any skimate.

    My display tank is around 350litres, I doubt the queen is gonna be sufficient. Do you guys think I should try and get a new Skimmer ? Maybe be the Reeftek TS1 ?

    thanks :)
     
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  3. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Sounds like wetty got his sorted and it's working well now. Try contact him if he doesn't see this.
     
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    What I've heard is that that Queen skimmer is a waste of time, if you can afford a TS1, you'll never look back!
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Personally i would change the skimmer, if not you may want to increase the pump size as it sounds like the pump is too small for the venturi.
     
  6. ImAClown

    ImAClown Thread Starter

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    okay thanks, I will begin researching some skimmers :D Any other recommended skimmers that compare with reeftek ?
     
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    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Guess wot I just came across.....lol lol

    Yeah..personally id rather upgrade, still running my skimmer with no probs...but a better skimmer will rock ur tank. My lil skimmer is good enuff to start off the hobby with...and im not giving it a bad name...but its like an uno compared to an Astra GTC.

    Im running a 2000l/h AquaOne powerhead...and its working well.
     
  8. keyaam

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    Most of us started with a jebo or queen skimmer. but rather invest in a better skimmer
     
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    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    At the end of the day...a skimmer is a skimmer...from the ancient bones to the latest space-age pieces of shyte...they all do the same job. And personally I respect the old timers for the pioneering work they did to get skimmage to where it is today. :thumbup:



    Plus it all depends on ur budget too :lol::1:
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Wetty - in the end you are right.... it is just that at some stage reefers DO END UP in upgrading.... But, then - this happens when we have the money, hey! ;)
     
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    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Cash be da problem mon. :lol:
     
  12. Phyrannus

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    Turbo Queen P.S.

    but me, i'm using the turbo queen P.S. for almost two years now and still running efficiently with my 2200lph powerhead.

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