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04/07/2011, 10:23 AM
I have had this for nearly a year now and i like this skimmer. it skims pretty good nasty brown to green crap from my reef. However, doing any adjustments always leads to water spilling from the collection cup and on to my carpeted floor :( Latest incident caused 8 gallons to spill. So i wanted to know if there could be a modify thing i can do to add a drainage tube on the Collection Cup (if so how?). Or i seen this online before but i think it was for a prototype model. I wanted to know if CoralVue/Reef Octopus has an option of a drainage for the Collection Cup as seen in the picture below that i can purchase?
Simply i'm tired of coming home to find my reef water on the floor instead in my tank and i'm desperate for an option to redirect the over flow of skim.
I'd appreciate your assistance!
04/07/2011, 11:59 AM
We sent in a request to the manufacturing plant a few days ago about the possibility of acquiring a cup with a drain for this model skimmer. We have yet to hear back yet. I suppose if you where handy you can easily drill and tap the acrylic and put in a drain yourself too. I will keep you posted in my findings. FWIW when you make adjustments with the skimmer you have to do very small ones and leave it run for 4-5 hours so the skimmer can adjust to the setting.
04/08/2011, 06:56 AM
Please do keep me posted, since me and acrylic handiness don't play well together! Plus i'd likely break the Collection Cup and i'd be no where till the manufacturing plant produces ones that do.
I have left the skimmer running for a few months with the Collection Cup fully on it's highest point. Where the nasty stuff stop filling in the cup but just on the neck oval tube. So I moved the Collection Cup about 1cm lower in hoping the skim would collect back in the cup. To find the next morning 8 gallons spilled on to the floor. If with out the modify check valve i added to the air line i would nearly have no control over the eruptions of spilling. Any suggestions?
04/24/2011, 01:51 AM
i have the same one, but you need to check your water level also. the higher the level the less it will do that. there are other little things that help overall but you should know it by then.
04/24/2011, 02:51 AM
Thank you, didn't know about the water level.
04/28/2011, 10:10 AM
Idea, how about providing a Drainage Kit to upgrade the LX HOB's Collection cup models at least? Instead of an entire collection cup, the parts for the drainage would be less demanding to produce. Shrugs.
02/15/2012, 02:51 PM
Was this ever taken care of? I have a buddy that just purchased one and reading this now I would be afraid of his Skimmer overflowing. There should have been something to dial back the flow of the skimmer since most In Sump Skimmer have a Gate valve to control the flow.
02/15/2012, 04:07 PM
Nope, they still don't make collection cups with an optional drainage line, still. Could do it your self but i'm not a good DIY guy, unless your friend is. I had to add a check valve on my air line. If Not your friend would need to put a very large bucket. Love the skimmer but it lacks the drainage line and away to dial it back.
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