Skimmer Sizing

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  1. shane

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    Hi Guys,
    I have encountered a problem with my DIY skimmer and now I am looking into getting another skimmer. I would prefer an in sump skimmer to fit into the first compartment of my sump. This compartment is 270 mm wide by 500 mm long.
    Are there any skimmers out there that once assembled with pump and plumbing that would fit into this space?
    I would also be interested in a second hand skimmer, so if anyone has one that they would be selling and it would fit this space please let me know.
    Cheers
     
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    Hi,
    Sorry I forgot to mention that my system is about 1500 liters.
    Cheers
     
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    Who stocks these and at what price.
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    Why, what happened to your DIY?
     
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    After cleaning out the collection cup and venturi, I had to adjust the water height and as I turned the ball vavle the whole valve broke lose from the main reactor body. When I built the skimmer I did not use the correct perspex glue and now I am paying for it. I ahve got some clear quick epoxy to try re glue the piping but it is not going to last.
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    so why not just strip it and just re-glue it?
     
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    That is what I will have to do.
    I would really like to get a brand name skimmer that I know has had R/D done.
    I would like to find out if the new TS4 would fit in the space.
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    TS4 won't, a TS2 might, but way to small for your system.
     
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    Yeah that is the problem with some of skimmers. Most will fit the space but as soon as the pump/s amd plumbing are added then no way.
    Justin does Andreas have the new ts4 with the two octo 3000 pumps on it ?
    Cheers
     
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    @shane let me unpack this skimmer i bought for a job that turned out to be to small for the tank. I will check the footprint for you. I saw one working and was very impressed.

    IMG_0464.jpg
     
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    now that will be a great skimmer for your tank
     
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    I think he does Shane, sure of it.
     
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    Yup but i have just checked the footprint.:( Too big i am afraid. I also checked some other RO skimmers i have lying around. Most as you say are too big. I think your best bet would be to fix the old one or to go for the D-D. The only off putting thing is the price. +- R10k i think.
     
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    Hi Nemos janitor,
    Please could you upload that skimmer pic in another format. I am at work and they do not allow photo bucket. What skimmer was it that you unpacked and what price range were you looking at. The reason I have stipulated these sizes is that I would have to empty my sump and remove my DSB in order to remove and re position that baffle plate. I was in fact hoping that I would not have to do this but if I have no choice then it will have to be done.
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    Bump
     
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    Sorry Shane. My network went down.

    The Skimmer is a RO-RS-5000EXT. +- R9k You also get the internal model. But i think both will be too big for your sump. Here is the Chinese link with the whole range on.

    After thinking about it i think your best bet might be the D-D SC2060. I have seen and installed one of them and they are really brill. Very well made as well. But here is the link to the RO range.

    http://www.proteinskimmer.com.cn/c/cn/product.asp
     
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    Hey nemos janitor,
    Looking at that web site the SSS-int 5000 would fit in that space as this skimmer is 270 x 270.
    Cheers
     
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    Yup that one looks good. Don't know if it available in SA though. The RO-PS 5000int on pg 3 of that web is available at about +- R7k. But it is too big unfortunately.

    Before you make a decision see if you can get Marco or one of the Durban guys to get the Deltec SC2060 down for you. It has a 280mm x 220mm foot print with pipework. Once you see how it is made you will be sold. The quality is really very good.
     

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