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immortl
09/25/2017, 01:15 AM
I am ready to give up on my Tunze 9001 and would like to try out the Aquamaxx WS-1 in my Oceanic Biocube 29. I would like to put it in the 2nd (middle) chamber along with the InTank media basket.

Does anyone have ideas if this will work, and if so, what would be required?

Based on what I've read so far, I believe it will need to sit on a stand of sorts to get it to the proper level, and I'll need to cut a hole in the side of the media basket to accommodate the pump intake. Will the rest of it all fit side by side in the middle chamber after the hole is cut? So far, I'm thinking having a real and functional skimmer is worth the hassle of having to pull both out to change out the media in the basket.

I also understand that the skimmer will be too tall to close the rear lid. I have ideas to cut it so that it can close around the skimmer/collection cup.

Anyone have any suggestions regarding or experience with this setup? Am I missing anything?

Thanks,
Joe

ReefWreak
09/26/2017, 10:37 AM
I added the WS-1 a few months ago. It does need a slight stand (I actually just put a rock under it). As far as the media basket, that I'm not sure about.

I also don't think you'd be able to (or want to) cut the biocube lid to smoothly open around the skimmer lid, because it would make a big chunk out of the lid right in the middle-back center (right in front of the lid, you'd probably have to carve out 2-3"). It might look a bit off. That being said, it's very little effort to remove the skimmer cup when opening the lid.

Feel free to drop any other questions about the setup, since I've been running it very successfully the last few months, and am thoroughly impressed with the performance of the WS-1.

immortl
09/26/2017, 12:29 PM
So does the lid close with the skimmer in the 2nd chamber? I was under the impression that it would be too tall and the lid wouldn't close. If the lid closes, that's even better.

Thanks,
Joe

Upon re-reading your post, I think I understand better. The hole in the lid, in order to allow the lid to swing up and around the collection cup, would need to be larger.

ReefWreak
09/26/2017, 02:26 PM
Yes the cup can be on the skimmer while the lid is closed, however the back/top door needs to be open, but as you said, it sounds like you get what I'm saying. Let me know if you want me to upload pics.

immortl
10/08/2017, 01:12 AM
Thanks for your help. I installed the skimmer last weekend and it's working great.

Thanks,
Joe

smatter
10/16/2017, 02:20 PM
The WS-1 is too much skimmer for my REEFER Nano. I pulled it out recently. It did pull some nice skim, when it had something to pull. The thing sure releases a lot of bubbles though.