Reef Octo xp1000 cone skimmer

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Trev, 21 Jul 2010.

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    Hey guys does anyone has experiance with this skimmer I am looking for feed back from guys who have used it, also what water hight were you running on it?

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    yo Trev i have an XP 2000 and will be running it on my 450L tank. I would say the XP woukd be great up to 300 - 450L for stocked SPS tank. i am going to have the water level at the height of the outlet as thats the best height for it from all that i have read from otheres experience on RC
     
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    Thatnks dude here is a pic of the skimmer please explain in more detail the water level you are suggesting

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    I have the blaster 1000 and this thing skims like a beast
     
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    Oh Z and also what bubble hight ?
     
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    oh mine is in 24cm deep
     
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    Ok shot bru do you think 27cm will be ok or would dropping the water heiggt to 24 make a huge difference with this skimmer ?

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    should be ok...if not build an eggcrate box
     
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    Ok thanks will try some eggcrate this evening
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    if its the space saver then i would suggest the water level at the bubble plate, so just above the intake of the pump and water level in the skimmer just below the white ring. here the best option is for u to test and see what works best. also how u want to skim
     
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    `Z are you sure dude that will be hectic pressure inside with very little outflow from the skimmer. See its a brand new tank so skimming between wett and dry is kinda the aim for now but I just want to settup this skimmer well and was looking for you O's that have used it before

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    Yes it is the space saver one
     
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    Looks very similiar to the JNS SK2 that I have. Run it at your current height and see how wet you are skimming.

    Mine had the water level too high and was skimming very very wet with the venturi full open. Raising 3-4cm made a huge difference
     
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    try it at different levels and work from there i dont know anyone who has a SS - XP
     

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