Skimmer setup

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  1. gaboon

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    Please help with installing skimmer. Heres a pic of the top view and sideview. Does the sponge connect to the pipe in the second chamber and is it neccessary?

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    When I was fitting the chambers I didn't allow space with the sponge so I've had to put the skimmer in the first chamber. Before it was outside.
     
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  3. lIghty

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    Not too sure I understand you, but the sponge fitts to the outout of the skimmer, What make and model is the skimmer?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the sponge fits on the outlet of the skimmer,helps reduces bubbles and catches a bit of detritus aswell.is that a weirpo skimmer?
     
  5. Alan

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    You only need the sponge if you having a problem with micro bubbles in the system.
     
  6. IMarine

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    It is a weipro from aqua h2o for 500lt tank no more trust me i now
     
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  7. gaboon

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    Yup it is a weirpro, so is the setup correct?
     
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    the setup is fine.
     
  9. Alfie

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    If you have a space problem in the sump you can hang it on the outside. If you are going to have a DSB you do not want the oulet to release water directly onto the DSB.
     
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    Perfect
     
  11. mandarinman

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    how is it going with the skimmer?
     
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    Not at all happy with it so hope there is an improvement when I get my Rio back.
     
  13. mandarinman

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    what skimmer have you got , model name etc
     
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    Weirpro, gonna upgrade as soon as I can
     
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    which of the weipros? and what pump are you using to power it? litres per hour
     
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    reason i am asking is if pump too small weipro doesnt perform
     
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    Ill let you know tonight, loaned to me by my LFS while they wait for a part for my Rio
     
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    Hi Gaboon - I have 3 skimmers in total - 2 on my 2 metre reef tank, and another on my old 300 litre 1.2 metre tank.

    The one on the 300litre tank, is a WeiPro 2013. Currently the tank is NEARLY empty (2 chromis fish in it only), and my WeiPro is doing quite a good job of keeping the tank skimmed.

    I have a ReefTek TS2 and a Red Sea Prizm Pro on my 2 metre tank. Oh yes - before I forget - my WeiPro is being run by a 2100 litre per hour power-head/pump....
     
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    ive got one in my garage (a weipro sa 2016), and a 1900lph pump but the pump doesnt drive it well enough, i think about 3000lph would do it
     
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    Its the SA 2011 model, cant see what the pump is as its facing the dsb
     
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    I suspect it is the pump though
     
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