Unknown Skimmer

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Neil H, 8 Oct 2008.

  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi guys i was given this skimmer a while back.... no name niks information.....

    It obviously needs some plumming and a pump....

    I was toying with setting up a frag tank .... would this do the trick as a skimmer ????

    does anyone have this skimmer in action????

    What pump should i get or should i throw the whole thing awaay and use the $$ i would have spent on the pump towards a TS1 ????? .... my display tank uses a TS2 and it works like a bomb !!!

    comments please

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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Why would you need it in a frag tank? do you intend keeping fish in it? if not then just some filter floss to pick up any bits but there won't be much waste for the skimmer to pick up, unless you overfeed the corals.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    macro aqua rated to 1200lt hang on unit if im correct?
     
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    does look like it, maybe a pic or 2 from a different angle?
     
  6. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    here is a pic from another angle

    is this skimmer worth buying a pump for or should i bin it??

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    Don't you have any pumps you could take off other equipment just to test it? sure it would work!
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    def macro aqua as stated.. needs a 2000lph needle wheel pump (or at least thats what they come out with).. not a bad skimmer but cannot really handle the 1200 it is said to be rated for id use it on a about a 300lt setup....
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks for the feedback guys....

    what sort of price am i looking at for a 2000lph needle wheel pump?
     
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    Neil - the ReefOcto OTP-2000 costs plus-minus R600...... Depending where you buy. It could be slightly less perhaps...
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this skimmer in total costs about R850 just keep that in mind..
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i think a 2nd hand TS1 would work better than trying to fix this one up at this stage ... as the cost would be similar i think ....
     
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