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travdixon
11/12/2007, 06:58 PM
anyone have experience with this skimmer? It is featured on www.nautilusreef.com

luke33
11/12/2007, 07:10 PM
A user named bubblemonkey is the maker. IMO, there ok, there overpriced as there a 22" skimmer that's 6" od and the neck is attached by a 3-4"Uniseal it looks like. They also use genx pump's which rust. I bet the 2400model could handle a 70g max and the 4100 can do a 100ish model. If they were 125 and 165 he would sell alot of them. But for 185 + he won't be able to compete with the octo line. Throw some good pump's on there and now he's a competetor.

travdixon
11/12/2007, 07:13 PM
I got suckered into one (I am impulsive, I know!!) and received it today......The telescopic fitting releases a lot of microbubbles from the bottom of the t-fitting, and the top seal of the chamber has bubbles escaping through the sides. How do I fix this?

luke33
11/12/2007, 07:28 PM
Well, the skimmer shouldn't be leaking as that means its not sealed properly. You can fix it pretty easy with some weldon 16 or even some super glue. Let it dry for 24hrs and throw it back in. As for bubbles being released back to your tank, give it a week or two to break in. And you didn't get suckered into a bad skimmer. You got a decent skimmer at a decent price ; ) One suggestion is to pull off the back of your pump and see if there's exposed metal. If there is get some krylon fusion spray paint from walmart and give it 3-4coats, then your set, no worry of rust. HTH

Luke

travdixon
11/12/2007, 07:35 PM
Do you mean the leaking from the gasket at the top of the chamber?

luke33
11/12/2007, 07:41 PM
Are you talking about the uniseals(round rubber things pvc is going through)?

travdixon
11/12/2007, 07:42 PM
the large gasket at the top that the cup fits into leaks out the sides.......is that OK? Or should it be completely sealed?

luke33
11/12/2007, 07:45 PM
So the top uniseal, the one the skimmer neck goes through is leaking....no it should not be, and you can't do anything about it really. I mean, you could cauk it and that may work but a uniseal is suppose to be leakless.

travdixon
11/12/2007, 07:47 PM
Yeah, it bubbles out the sides.......not a lot, but enough to drive me nuts!!

H20ENG
11/12/2007, 09:05 PM
Put several wraps of teflon tape around the uniseal to build up its thickness before putting it in the hole. Then, when you insert the neck it should seal a little tighter.
You may want to contact the seller and have him fix it. Sure its an in sump model but...

travdixon
11/12/2007, 09:14 PM
Does it matter? If it's not a big deal I'll leave it alone.........

luke33
11/13/2007, 06:18 AM
Its not going to affect performance but it shouldn't be leaking like that.