Stupid design for Reeftek TS2

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I am no expert. But
The Reeftek TS2 drum diameter is 150mm. And the footprint is 300 by 250. Because the pump and in/outlet are build in a V shape to the drum. This force a chamber to be 100 mm wider to fit it in. For what? If the pump and outlet where closer to each other, then my sand bed could be 100mm longer!
 
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I agree with you. My TS4 takes up 450x450 and it's a tight fit...

The new Reef Octopus XTreme skimmers have the pump below the skimmer chamber. They will be very well prices...check my site for details.
 

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there have been alot of changes implemented in the latest range of skimmers for space saving.. the problem is to purchase them:(
 

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What will happen if I cut the pipe (not the pump one but the other one) and put a 45 degree bend in it, to angle it closer to the pump?
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hey, i been doing quite a bit of research into skimmer designs and such in building my own, and i've noticed some stuff, the reason there is a v-shaped pipe instead of a 90 degree angle is to do with flow. There is more resistance in a direct bend than a slight bend, so they are trying to make the skimmer more efficient. I would say leave the skimmer the way it is but if you're set on doing it maybe go for a more round bend or a bend with a larger angle? did i help?
 

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