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Old 09/15/2009, 11:47 PM   #101
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Thanks kvmn and Dave's Reef

I am using 200 model and heard the proper level is 9~9.5 with red nozzle.

Is it same level at 200 and 250?

I maintain my water level to 9 inches but it is hard to make dry skimming.


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Old 09/16/2009, 12:39 AM   #102
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Thanks kvmn and Dave's Reef

I am using 200 model and heard the proper level is 9~9.5 with red nozzle.

Is it same level at 200 and 250?

I maintain my water level to 9 inches but it is hard to make dry skimming.
The recommendation for the 250 with 47mm nozzle is 9-10" of depth. Not sure about the others, I know it's mentioned here in the thread but it's too deep and I don't remember where or what page it's mentioned on.

Jeremy is always very helpful and has taken numerous phone calls from me for clarification as I've needed it.

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Old 09/16/2009, 06:58 AM   #103
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Thanks kvmn and Dave's Reef

I am using 200 model and heard the proper level is 9~9.5 with red nozzle.

Is it same level at 200 and 250?

I maintain my water level to 9 inches but it is hard to make dry skimming.
8" - 9" seems to be the concensus best depth for the 200. Ive been running my 200 at just under 9". But whatever works best is where you should run it. 8" - 10" seems to be the range.


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Old 09/16/2009, 07:33 AM   #104
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Jeremy, I purchased my alpha 200 from you guys and I get the surging with the smaller nozzle. The large nozzle works great, but I would love to have the skimmer working well with the smaller nozzle as well and I think the new impeller will solve the problem!

I'd like to also put myself on the list for a new impeller.

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Old 09/16/2009, 08:23 AM   #105
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I think the new impeller was only for the 170.


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Old 09/16/2009, 08:55 AM   #106
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Subman, I tried raising the skimmer to 10" of water and I get a lot more bubbles!
If i lower the water level right above the output it gives me a tad less bubbles then having it at my normal level of 9"


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Old 09/16/2009, 09:01 AM   #107
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Wd- Very weird. Did you try playing with the nozzle legth/adjustement at all?


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Old 09/16/2009, 09:21 AM   #108
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rufio173 - stay with the larger red nozzle. Some are ok with the gray nozzle on the Alpha 200, others are not.

Nothing is being changed with the Alpha 200. This skimmer is a beast, and works very well with the red nozzle. The only changes that are being worked on right now are with the Alpha 170.

Irai - Did you make sure the bubble plate was lined up correctly?


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Old 09/16/2009, 09:23 AM   #109
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Alpha 300 Users!

I would love to get some feedback from you guys! I have finally had a chance to play around with one, and this skimmer is ridiculously strong!!! The 4000LPH air injection into this thing makes it absolutely rock. This one is definitely a winner!


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Old 09/16/2009, 09:33 AM   #110
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That's right Jeremy!!! 300 is a really big monster and skims awesome!!!!

I left some pics of the one I bought from PA just before the split and a video in the first post after the split..

I can post some others in better quality if needed!!!

300 is the best of the best of the beasts!!!


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Old 09/16/2009, 10:11 AM   #111
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As soon as I get my new setup rocking within the next 2 weeks you will have some HD video of mine rocking away!


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Old 09/16/2009, 10:12 AM   #112
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I guess I should say I have the 300


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Old 09/16/2009, 11:45 AM   #113
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Alpha 200 Demo For Sale!

Guys, I have an Alpha 200 Demo model that is available if anyone is interested. The skimmer is in absolutely perfect condition, and returned by a customer who used it for approximately 2-3 weeks. As you can see, the skimmer looks as it's in brand new condition.

The photo below is of the skimmer running in 8" of sump depth, with a confirmed air intake reading of 1900LPH at this depth. This photo was taken exactly 1hr after putting it in the sump and turning it on.

Regular Price: $749.99 Delivered

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Please email me directly at [email protected] if interested, or call 317-895-9005.





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Old 09/16/2009, 12:46 PM   #114
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Hey Jeremy ill trade u my 170 for that 200...
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Old 09/16/2009, 12:48 PM   #115
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The 170's will be getting a revision which will take care of you guys. Just bear with me a little longer on it.

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Old 09/16/2009, 01:32 PM   #116
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Re: Alpha 200 Demo For Sale!

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Guys, I have an Alpha 200 Demo model that is available if anyone is interested. The skimmer is in absolutely perfect condition, and returned by a customer who used it for approximately 2-3 weeks. As you can see, the skimmer looks as it's in brand new condition.

The photo below is of the skimmer running in 8" of sump depth, with a confirmed air intake reading of 1900LPH at this depth. This photo was taken exactly 1hr after putting it in the sump and turning it on.

Regular Price: $749.99 Delivered

DEMO PRICE: $649.99 DELIVERED

Please email me directly at [email protected] if interested, or call 317-895-9005.




this isn't robthorn's 200 is it? lol


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Old 09/16/2009, 01:37 PM   #117
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Yes, it is.


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Old 09/16/2009, 01:37 PM   #118
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I was just messing with u on the previous post Jeremy..
Anyway guys I raised my 170 to were the water level is right on top of the T (outlet) definetly less bubbles, still a few though but much better like this. Gonna give it about 3 days and see if those few bubbles stop...


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Old 09/16/2009, 02:58 PM   #119
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The 170's will be getting a revision which will take care of you guys. Just bear with me a little longer on it.

Thanks,
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Sounds like someone received the package from Klaus .


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Old 09/16/2009, 03:30 PM   #120
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Yes, it is.

Looks like it is working fine.


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Old 09/16/2009, 03:37 PM   #121
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Yes, it is.
did you have to replace anything? is it the same pump?


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Old 09/16/2009, 04:41 PM   #122
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jeremy,

have you recieved the parts for the 170 from klaus?

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Old 09/17/2009, 06:49 AM   #123
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did you have to replace anything? is it the same pump?
Dont want to step on Jeremy's toes here (sorry Jeremy, if I am) but ... Jeremy did NOT have to do any repairs or replace any parts on the skimmer.


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Old 09/17/2009, 06:56 AM   #124
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I have received in 1 item for the 170's, however I have 3-4 more pieces coming to try out and take a look at. Once I know exactly what we are doing I will let you guys know.


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Old 09/17/2009, 08:55 AM   #125
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Dont want to step on Jeremy's toes here (sorry Jeremy, if I am) but ... Jeremy did NOT have to do any repairs or replace any parts on the skimmer.
ouch, thanks good to know.


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