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rnhrtfan
07/07/2007, 09:21 AM
I am about to build the randystacye 6" needle wheel skimmer. http://randystacye.com/diy_needle_wheel_skimmer.htm

Has has anyone made any adjustments or changes that have improved the performance of this skimmer. I did notice Randy said he was going to use a second gen-x 2400 for recirc. did this ever happen and how did it work. Pics would help also. I would like to incorporate any mod.'s that may improve it. Thanks.

Andrew
07/07/2007, 10:23 AM
That skimmer plan is still very good and many skimmers are still made up of the same body design. The one improvement would be doing a mesh mod to the impeller. A Gen-x 2400 on that body with a mesh mod would kick butt.

rnhrtfan
07/07/2007, 10:34 AM
thanks andrew any good threads on the mesh mod that you are thinking of? I found one on a CSS 220 that used fishing line on an existing needle wheel.

Andrew
07/07/2007, 10:42 AM
Here's the original thread:

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=966407&perpage=25&pagenumber=1

mhossom
07/07/2007, 01:48 PM
What size (water volume/stocking level) system do people think this skimmer could handle with the mesh modded 2400?

rnhrtfan
07/07/2007, 02:26 PM
well it's modeled after the Euro-Reef CS 135 without the meshmod. so there's a start.

mhossom
07/07/2007, 02:32 PM
I saw that on Randy's site. However, I have become somewhat untrusting of vendor claims about what size systems their skimmers can handle.

Having said that, I feel pretty comportable building one with the meshmod to use on my 120. I hate the noise and maintenance requried of my beckett.

rnhrtfan
07/07/2007, 02:54 PM
i think it would be fine on a 120 I'm going to do it on a 75. a bit bigger than needed but bigger is better I always say.