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Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Neil H, 21 Aug 2008.

  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Has anyone drilled the cup of a TS2 and installed a tube that drains the scum into a barrel?

    Is it possible to buy TS2 cups by themselves???
     
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  3. Andreas

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    no I dont believe that you can buy these cups seperately. It could be done if you do it very carefully, but I wont.

    It's better to clean the skimmer cup on a daily basis for better performance though. A oil layer builds up and the bubbles seems to struggle to get past them.:)
     
  4. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    when i am at home the the cup gets cleaned regularly, but when i go away.... like i will be doing in the not too distant future i was hoping to sort out a longer term solution .....
     
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    Did that on my old Jebo and it worked very well! First make a guide in the plastic for the drilbit(I used a wood bit) then drill SLOWLY putting not too much pressure on the cup. Just be careful, you can't buy cups for the TS range seperately!;)

    Btw, make the hole a bit smaller then your drainpipe and force it in(Not too much force hey!!!) and it will seal itself!
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    pics?
     
  7. Mtroboer

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    Will see if I can find the cup in my "scrap" collection, will post a pic of it tomorrow.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    If in the Reefoctopus range,you can get a cup seperatley,surely you can get the TS cups.Check up with Eco Aquatics.
     
  9. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Waiting for a reply from my LFS and from one of the sponsors on that exact question.... Not so very much of keen to drill my TS2 if i cn not get a replacement
     
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    I tried to get a new cup for my TS3 after I smashed the neck off :( Couldn't get one though, maybe that's changed, let us know please Neil, thanks :)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I've been thinking,instead of drilling the cup,how about using a soldering iron and burning a whole,then shape it up to fit a type of pipe. And use PVC glue to glue the pipe to the cup?
     
  12. Andreas

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    yeah that will be the best thing to do I guess mek. but NAH i'll get you to come clean out my cup when i'm on holiday:whistling: :lol:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    No problem :)
     
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    I made a pipe incase of the skimmer going wild, i heated a scewer then pushed threw a hole, put a plastic air pipe threw then used super glue to seal it. I put the pipe quite high in the cup as to only overflow in an emergence, not to replace cleaning.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sounds great! Got any pics of the mod Jason?
     
  16. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what diameter pipe did you use? I would think that it would have to be of the order of 10mm ID in order not to get blocked?????

    i agree, pics would be great !
     
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