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Old 05/19/2014, 10:11 AM   #251
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That's what we both said.
I had one on my vertex. Didn't make much difference but at least it kept crud from building up on the neck and then falling into the body.
But moot point because it's not needed on the life reef and I don't think it would fit anyway. The blade would take up the whole neck and probably inhibit passage of bubbles.
Gotcha. Read it incorrectly.


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Old 05/21/2014, 11:04 AM   #252
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They have different sizes of swabbie, not sure if they could make me a smaller one but I need it because as after 3 days the inside of the neck has a quarter inch of gunk in it and s after thst it skimz wetter and fills the rest of the cup in a day. And yes of course I would use a skim locker with it. I think the bubbles 're going to pass wether or not I have a swabbie in it or not really.


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Old 05/21/2014, 11:07 AM   #253
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Cool, i'll be interested to see how it works out.
I've never had any gunk collect on my neck.


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Old 05/21/2014, 03:38 PM   #254
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Wow, mine gets filthy quick. I am going to peruse it and post pic if I find one that works.


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Old 05/23/2014, 10:36 AM   #255
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I converted my 48" to a 60" with a 12" extension I've been having a couple of days ago and here are the results. Running a Blueline 40HD not the 40HDX.


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Old 05/23/2014, 10:45 AM   #256
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Old 05/23/2014, 11:07 AM   #257
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I converted my 48" to a 60" with a 12" extension I've been having a couple of days ago and here are the results. Running a Blueline 40HD not the 40HDX.
Is that the pump that Jeff recommends for your setup? The 40HD has a lot less gph but it a pressure pump.

It seems on his skimmers, he wants pump with higher flow and not a pressure pump.
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Old 05/23/2014, 11:13 AM   #258
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He recommends the 40HDX. It feels like I get more flow with the 40HD (using my hand on the outlet to feel the flow). I know I get more air draw. I feel like the pressure rated pump pushes better through the small orifice in the injector. If I run it at 48" then my 30HD handles it good but not at 60". Anything bigger than a 40HD pressure rated is too much for the 48" and 60", not sure about a 72". The 30HD is too much for a 30" and smaller.


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Old 05/23/2014, 11:29 AM   #259
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I just dragged my old VS2-24 with a Mazzei 978 on it out of the closet. Had to do some serious acrylic repair, but if it holds I might replace the old PM Bullet 2 I've been running when I move the setup across the room here pretty soon.
Would the MD55RLT I've been using on the PM be too much for it?
Where do I want the water level?


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Old 05/23/2014, 11:36 AM   #260
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The 55RLT is way too much. This pump was too much on my 48" lifereef skimmer. I had to restrict the output of the pump 1/2 way with a ball valve.


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Old 05/23/2014, 02:14 PM   #261
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Thanks, here she is.
Jeff should hire me for all of his repair jobs.







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Old 05/23/2014, 08:27 PM   #262
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Just installed my new svs2-24 ,24 hours later after a vinegar bath it's skimming like a champ.


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Old 05/23/2014, 08:36 PM   #263
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rtague...

what pump are you using? I have a svs2-24 that I plan on using an Eheim 1260 with. I know the Mag9.5 are the standard recommended by Jeff, but I have found Eheim pumps very reliable, efficient and quiet.


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I am looking at purchasing the 36" and I am trying to figure out which pump would be not only long lasting but also energy efficient. Do you have any suggestions?


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Old 05/23/2014, 10:07 PM   #265
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Thanks, here she is.
Jeff should hire me for all of his repair jobs.

JoO gots some skillz mang!


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Old 05/24/2014, 05:13 AM   #266
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thankyouverymuch.


Mighta saved her from the scrap pile!


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Old 05/24/2014, 08:10 AM   #267
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What's that cap on your cup?


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Old 05/24/2014, 08:30 AM   #268
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Came with it, Dennis. A vent I suppose, this thing looks pretty 1st generation!
Maybe Jeff will chime in on it.
I think I'm going to get a new Mag 9.5 for it since the MD55RLT from the Bullet is overkill.


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Old 05/24/2014, 09:07 AM   #269
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Gotcha. Thought it was some kind of vent/carbon holder.


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Old 05/24/2014, 09:25 AM   #270
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that is the old style cap that held carbon in it for Ozone use.


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Old 05/24/2014, 10:40 AM   #271
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that is the old style cap that held carbon in it for Ozone use.
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Old 05/24/2014, 10:56 AM   #272
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But now I think Jeff says carbon isn't necessary for ozone?
I got the ozone kit with my skimmer and i have a regular cap.


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Old 05/24/2014, 11:36 AM   #273
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Ozone reactors come with a compartment for carbon


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Old 05/24/2014, 11:41 AM   #274
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No reactor. Using the skimmer with the "ozone kit".
From the website...

"The unique nature of the Lifereef protein skimmers air circulation allows any unused ozone to be recirculated back into the skimmer for complete ozone utilization.
NO ozone escapes into the cabinet and no special carbon filter is required."



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Old 05/25/2014, 01:49 PM   #275
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Back in 1994 when I had the design, Ozone generators were different as well as the understanding of how they worked. The old Skimmer design didn't have the Venturi attached to the cup as they do now. That was the reason for the Carbon in the lid with Ozone


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