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Old 10/23/2008, 02:20 PM   #1
midna
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Skimmer Repair Ideas

Ok, we have an hsa-2000 skimmer (http://www.marinetechnical.com/page7.html), the problem is the top part of both main tubes is missing (the critical beckett injector, see pic below). From my research it seems like I should be able to refabricate the missing parts.

The tank it will run on is a 600g display, 700g system. Will this skimmer be enough? Should I change the design at all? What pump should I get to power it? And what are the purposes of the diffuser plates I see in other beckett type skimmers? Any other ideas or suggestions?

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What the skimmer should look like:



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Old 10/24/2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Bump... anyone?


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Old 10/25/2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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the purpose of the diffuser plate is to increase / maximize contact time for the bubbles..

An iwaki 100 rlt would probably run it..


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Old 10/25/2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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Well, you are missing the becketts, as well as the outer housing which encloses them, into with the air control valves are screwed. I would think that's more than just a little fabrication, though I have seen people do it with both fancy clear acrylic and ghetto large PVC Or just buy the part as in the link you provided.

How tall is that skimmer. I have two becketts on my skimmer, and even with added height, I'm not sure that would be enough for such a large system, though I am admittedly unfamiliar with this particular skimmer.


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Old 10/25/2008, 04:56 PM   #5
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BTW, where is there a diffuser plate in that pic?


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