Show us your skimmer...

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by viper357, 15 Nov 2016.

  1. Jaun_marine

    Jaun_marine

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2016
    Posts:
    532
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    George, Western Cape
    Boyu skimmer, but don't know the full name.. lol

    IMG_1008.JPG
     
  2. Guest




  3. aslam

    aslam

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    743
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Pmb
     
  4. r0ckf1re

    r0ckf1re

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    520
    Location:
    Sandton
    Your skimmer looks very clean
     
  5. 4age

    4age

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,781
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Updated pic of skimmer..replaced pump with a bubble magus sp4000 pump..skimmer running much better now..vertex skimmers have problems with weak impellors which keep breaking and are too expensive to fix so after the 2nd impellor broke I just changed pump to the sp4000

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. pHishman

    pHishman

    Joined:
    19 May 2015
    Posts:
    152
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Somerset West
    Red sea skimmer - im sure its ready for the museum. Had it all of 20years now.



    IMG_3149.JPG IMG_3157.JPG
     
  7. Mike geldart

    Mike geldart

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2015
    Posts:
    102
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    pietermaritzburg
    My giant reef octopus, diablo 14804456663771162684410.jpg
     
    Last edited: 30 Nov 2016
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    15,185
    Likes Received:
    468
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    Sm302 retrofitted with 3 x sp4000 pumps

    IMG_20160915_064559.jpg
     
  9. Subtech

    Subtech

    Joined:
    2 Jun 2015
    Posts:
    379
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    Langebaan
    Les that is a beast, what is it rated for?
     
    leslie hempel likes this.
  10. fstofberg

    fstofberg

    Joined:
    27 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    156
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Pretoria East
  11. OP
    viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    28,974
    Likes Received:
    1,067
    bump

    Anybody else got a skimmer to show us? New or old, doesn't matter. :)
     
  12. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,667
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Bracken
    :lol:@ paulb... or perhaps not.....
    Contact time contact time contact time...:thumbup1:
     
    Last edited: 28 Dec 2016
  13. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,667
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Bracken
    What is it with skimz and them needing replacement pumps.... because the agent did not think it nessesary to bring in enough spares... quite pathetic imho... lost my business
    Quite shocking to learn that vertex also break impellors just for fun...
    I guess you dont always get what you pay for....
    But let us not derail....
    Here is my skimmer... another victim of the SA skimz scamsters.
    Anyway, here is my sk 201 and its impellor thats been prattlied for the upteenth timeIMG_4345.JPGIMG_4346.JPG
     
  14. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,667
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Bracken
    image.jpg And here we are skimming again....
    For now:
     
    linksar likes this.
  15. RynoParsons

    RynoParsons

    Joined:
    11 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    663
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Pretoria
    atleast its working again. I see alot of people even having problems sometimes with bubble blaster pumps
     
  16. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,667
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Bracken
    Yip, pumps and impellors give in... its a fact...... hence my annoyance... at least Reef octo spares freely available...
     
  17. Paul B

    Paul B

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,080
    Likes Received:
    230
    Location:
    Long Island New York USA
    I have a picture of mine up here. I don't use no Sissy Store bought skimmer. If I can't build it myself, I don't need it. :D
     
    viper357 likes this.
  18. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,667
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Bracken
    IMG_4358.JPG :thumbup:Decided to stop struggelling to find a spare impellor, a massive thanks to Ebrahim at Sam's for being willing to go the extra mile tohelp a customer
    No need in the end, a bargain in the form of an ati bubblemaster came my way:slayer::thumbup:
     
  19. PeterAmos

    PeterAmos

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2014
    Posts:
    238
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Pietermaritzburg
    Go big or go home. :tt2:
    Got 4 recirculating pumps.
    1483191555813668243975.jpg
     
  20. Jaun_marine

    Jaun_marine

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2016
    Posts:
    532
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    George, Western Cape
    That's mega
     
  21. JanHattingh

    JanHattingh

    Joined:
    21 Jul 2016
    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Vanderbijilpark
    Here is mine

    IMG_3450.JPG

    IMG_3451.JPG
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Show skimmer Forum Date
2014 Product Showcase: RED DEVIL OPEN VOLUTE SKIMMER DESIGN Reef Aquatics 26 Jun 2014
Show of hands PE General Discussions and Advice 27 Jul 2017
Who else loves mushroom corals? Show me yours! Soft Corals 8 Jun 2017
Show us Yellow Zoas Soft Corals 23 May 2017
Ready to start showing my tank General Discussions and Advice 3 Jun 2016
50/50 show disappointing General Discussions and Advice 6 May 2016
can u show us pics of your anenomes Coral Pics 8 Jan 2016

Share This Page