View Full Version : Anyone know what kind of skimmer this is?

03/27/2009, 03:51 PM
I got the skimmer from a friend before he moved away and I have no clue (he doesn't remember) what make skimmer it is. It is 23" tall by 6" diameter. I don't think that it is working as well as it should. I replaced the airline and even have an air pump hooked up to it. The cup has a hose at the bottom that I drain into a small trash can. I never have to worry about cleaning it because it is usually empty

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=270338 :confused:

03/27/2009, 03:52 PM
P.S. There is no writing on it anywhere. You can see the sticker but it wore off at some point.

03/27/2009, 05:22 PM
not sure of the brand but the cup is empty because u need more bubbles in the body imo



03/27/2009, 05:22 PM
That blue acrylic is familar, I think It's a Canadian Co just can't think of it. Maybe somebody else will now know!!

03/27/2009, 09:43 PM
Can't help you with the brand, but I can tell you it's not working! There are no bubbles in the reaction chamber!

03/27/2009, 10:49 PM
Ya. It doesn't look anything like the one in my other tank. I will just look into scrapping it and anyone have any recommendations for a 120 reef tank?

03/27/2009, 11:45 PM
I like the Aqua Euro's, good price and great performance. I have the 250, it has the bubble diffuser plate and 2 x 590 gph pumps.

03/29/2009, 03:13 PM
I think It's an MTC, Marine Technical Concept I think there made in canada!

03/29/2009, 04:20 PM
I took my skimmer out today and noticed that both seals that make the input and output are broken. I am headed to get some non-toxic acrylic glue and caulk to seal it. Hopefully that will fix it. It's pump is listed at 2200 l/ph (580 gph). I am charging my camera and will take a better picture of it soon.

03/29/2009, 04:29 PM
My Euro-reef has that blue acrylic... is there a triquetra on the top?

03/29/2009, 05:18 PM
He broke the top so there isn't one. It has 'water line' written in blue, on the shaft before the cup.

Duff Man
03/29/2009, 05:21 PM
Looks like a Pro Clear Aquatics. The pump and fittings along with the blue look similar to the one I used to use.


Duff Man
03/29/2009, 05:23 PM
Make sure the air line isn't clogged with salt. Every once in a while you should put the air line in a cup of water and let it suck water through it to clear out.

03/29/2009, 05:51 PM
Awesome! That looks like it! I had to soak the airline a few weeks ago because it was clogged. I am gluing up the cracks right now where water was leaking out but I could never tell. I am hoping that that is the reason it was not doing worth a darn. Both the connections were loose from the main canister.

03/30/2009, 09:42 AM
I found the measurements to be the same as the Pro Clear~MPS 350.
The connections are exactly the same. After the glue dried last night and I placed it in the tank, I awoke this morning to a FULL cup and foam exploding out of it. That pleases me =) Being as they are a bit cheaper than the others, I am glad that it is the bigger one to handle the heavy fish load. Thank you all again for all your help in identifying this!!

04/02/2009, 08:02 AM
Well, if anyone has one of these, does yours do the same? It works fine one moment and later on I look and there is 0 foam. I thought I fixed it but it is looking highly doubtful. My income was cut 70% a few months ago so the pockets are too tight for me to purchase another one. Any suggestions on this so my tank doesn't get thrown out of whack?

Thanks a ton.

Disgruntled with his Equipment,

04/02/2009, 08:03 AM
Is it because the air/water intake is so high up on it? It is 3/4 of the way up the main cylinder. Not to keen with the design.

05/01/2009, 12:50 PM
If you could run 90'with pipe 1inch or so above skimmer drain it may help plus try lowering water level or raise skimmer maybe to deep keep airline clean maybe mesh mod if you can .Hope things get betterfor you and yours $$ i like making my piece of skimmer work better thats fun of reefing too lol be well Rich