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Old 08/31/2017, 09:34 PM   #401
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Got a new sm203, is the foam head to high?

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Old 09/01/2017, 01:04 AM   #402
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Got a new sm203, is the foam head to high?

https://youtu.be/kx9-Sq6UPGk


Looks super high, typically you want it to be in the middle or lower part of neck/collar (gap between body and bottom of cup)


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Old 09/01/2017, 07:38 AM   #403
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Looks super high, typically you want it to be in the middle or lower part of neck/collar (gap between body and bottom of cup)
Thank you, that is what i thought.


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Old 09/03/2017, 09:17 AM   #404
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Might just be the video but it doesn't look like much air going through. Try opening up the air valve to lower the water level instead of the gate valve


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Old 12/23/2017, 03:18 PM   #405
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Anyone have any experience with the SN127 with the DC pump? Thinking of getting it for my 40breeder build.

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Old 12/24/2017, 08:33 AM   #406
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Anyone have any experience with the SN127 with the DC pump? Thinking of getting it for my 40breeder build.

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I'm using the sn143 on a 75 that is a holding tank while I set up my new 180, and while it performed well it was a bit undersized for the amount of fish in this system. I ended up putting my Aquamaxx q2 in to keep up.

So depending on your stocking list it will work well but I would suggest going with the sn143. This way if you decide to go with a bigger tank your all set.


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Old 01/01/2018, 07:10 PM   #407
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I have a sn143-qp

My Skimz makes way too much microbubbles I will be replaceing it wit a aqumaxx or a reef oct,


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Old 01/02/2018, 04:39 PM   #408
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Your sure it's salt creep. I'm getting dust build up.


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It was salt creep getting into the silencer. Most likely the intake silencer mount is too close the the sump water surface, in addition to my Vortec fan blowing across the water, caused this issue. I raised the silencer to a location about the same height as the top of the skimmer cup, and have not had the issue since. Plus I ran an extra hose of the intake (top tube of the silencer) away and out of the sump area for extra measure.


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Old 01/18/2018, 03:27 PM   #409
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So, I procured a used Skimz Monzter Sm252. Both Eden ES 5000 pumps are bad and need replacement. Has anyone used any other skimmer pump on this external unit? I've searched the site and Google but I haven't seen any DIY replacements. At $160 a pop, a reliable alternative sounds good. Thanks in advance.


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Old 04/13/2018, 07:31 AM   #410
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Hello everyone, last week I purchased a Skimz SM167 Monzter DC skimmer and am in the process of dialing it in.

I've slowed down the pump from 20 (full speed) to 16, output gate wide open and air screw 3/4 closed.

I am not getting the uniform small bubbles all the way up the neck though, they break up halfway up into bigger bubbles. Though they do push skim over to the collection cup.

I was just wondering if this is ideal and if someone that has experience with these skimmers can let me know if that's how it is supposed to be.

Here's a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZpv8pLbclA&t=6s.


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Old 04/14/2018, 04:22 AM   #411
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Just joined the band! Running the Octa 205i on a 150 Gal. Impressed with the quality of this skimmer!










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