Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Large Reef Tanks
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 12/23/2006, 03:57 PM   #451
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
Ok all you skimmatte junkies sorry it has taken so long for the update. Between the Holidays and studying for my broker exam ( passed on Friday) I've been bad responding to the thread

So let me talk no further I give you SKIMMATTE !!!!










Still breaking in and learning how to fine tune it









And my Bucket " O " Matte









I still have about another hour of setting it up. The drain line needs to be done, the airline needs repairing but it will look killer when done.


















.


nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 04:03 PM   #452
Covey
Registered Member
 
Covey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Davenport IA
Posts: 2,018
I'd run the water level higher unless you like taking the cone off to clean the ungodly baby poo.

But it IS producing.


Covey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 04:05 PM   #453
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
I figure that, just want to build up to the right height so it doesn't overflow. Your right though at least its creating POO


nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 04:22 PM   #454
mrcrab
Moved On
 
mrcrab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,866
MMM...MMM GOOD!


mrcrab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 05:25 PM   #455
asnatlas
Registered Member
 
asnatlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waukee, IA
Posts: 4,198
Quote:
Originally posted by nyvp
studying for my broker exam (passed on Friday)
Gratz on passing

Skimmer looks awesome


__________________
Shawn
asnatlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 06:09 PM   #456
Bax
Premium Member
 
Bax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 5,619
That's some sweet looking poo!


__________________
150 gallon Perfecto with 1500 gph GH overflow / DIY stand-wine bar / Dart Return / SRO XP3000 Ext skimmer / 75 g frag / 40 g fuge / 40 g DIY sump / Orphek P156 & Kessil 150A

Current Tank Info: 150 DT/ 40B fuge/ 75g frag/ 40 g sump/ SRO XP 3000 Ext/ TUNZEs & VorTechs circulation/Dart return/ MTC Pro Cal/ UV & Oz
Bax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 06:41 PM   #457
prostaff
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Woodbine MD
Posts: 306
You people are disgusting I have never seen so many people excited about $#!*
By the way great looking skimmer


prostaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 07:10 PM   #458
kentrob11
Premium Member
 
kentrob11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: O'Fallon, IL
Posts: 4,520
Should had Scott put a wetneck on it :-P....


kentrob11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 09:42 PM   #459
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
Quote:
Originally posted by kentrob11
Should had Scott put a wetneck on it :-P....
didn't know that was an option


nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 09:44 PM   #460
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
asnatlas thanks it was hardeer than I thought it would be.


prostaff
Bax
mrcrab


Thank you Thank you Thank you


nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/23/2006, 11:48 PM   #461
Sparkss
Registered Member
 
Sparkss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oakley (94561)
Posts: 5,030
What all is hooked up and online now ? IE: The cistrern, sump, main tank, etc ? Also, what sort of a bio load do you have currently ? I had not seen where it was done cycling, is that just from the live rock ? (I thought most of yours was base rock). Did I just miss an entire page in the thread somewhere ?

congrats on passing your test, and also on coming this far with your new tank, everything looks great


__________________
- Tom

Current Tank Info: 380 starfire inwall ,two 150g sump/fuge. Volcano Ca RX, ato, 6' Volcano skimmer. LAIIIs w/400w AquaConnect 14K on IC EBallasts
Sparkss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/24/2006, 01:32 AM   #462
jnarowe
Registered Member
 
jnarowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Posts: 14,710
looking good. that neck looks like it has been running for two weeks!


__________________
Jonathan--Recovering Tankaholic.

Current Tank Info: 70g fresh planted
jnarowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/24/2006, 06:37 AM   #463
rsxs1212
Registered Member
 
rsxs1212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bradenton
Posts: 1,148
Quote:
Originally posted by Sparkss
What all is hooked up and online now ? IE: The cistrern, sump, main tank, etc ? Also, what sort of a bio load do you have currently ? I had not seen where it was done cycling, is that just from the live rock ? (I thought most of yours was base rock). Did I just miss an entire page in the thread somewhere ?

congrats on passing your test, and also on coming this far with your new tank, everything looks great
the part where he used NSW probably had something to do with it


__________________
60% of the time it works every time

Current Tank Info: 75g RR,asm g3, eheim 1250, 2 1200's one highflow maxistream mod (may do another or med flow.) , 30g sump,fuge, 4x54 T5 lighting SLR reflectors, RO/DI top off, 20L FOWLR, 10 g prop/sps dedicated
rsxs1212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/24/2006, 06:57 AM   #464
dgasmd
Registered Member
 
dgasmd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: US
Posts: 3,402
Looks great so far. However, as others have said, you need to raise the water level. considerably. I would raise it to about 2" from the end of the neck (or begining of the riser). This would be a little bit tricky because as you raise the water level you will have more head pressure and get less air, so you will have to adjust that too. You may get an effect where the increase in air will overflow hte skimmer, but it should come back down as it re-adjusts itself. You may want to clean the skimmer well before you do this so you can out the drain line in the sump to prevent loosing a ton of water while you do this. It may take a few minutes for small adjustments at this point to settle the final level. Be patient.


__________________
Arguing with ignorant people is an exercise in futility. They will bring you down to their level and once there they will beat you with their overwhelming experience.

Current Tank Info: Currently out of the hobby, but considering a Comeback V 2.1!
dgasmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/24/2006, 09:27 AM   #465
Sparkss
Registered Member
 
Sparkss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oakley (94561)
Posts: 5,030
Quote:
Originally posted by rsxs1212
the part where he used NSW probably had something to do with it
Good point. Thanks


__________________
- Tom

Current Tank Info: 380 starfire inwall ,two 150g sump/fuge. Volcano Ca RX, ato, 6' Volcano skimmer. LAIIIs w/400w AquaConnect 14K on IC EBallasts
Sparkss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/24/2006, 10:25 AM   #466
Sparkss
Registered Member
 
Sparkss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oakley (94561)
Posts: 5,030
Actually I did miss a page or two (or just crossed this one in my head with another one, or two, that I am following ). I see that there are several fish, some large, that have been in the tank for a bit now, that and some LR and corals, so that would account for the protiens that the skimmer is taking out.


__________________
- Tom

Current Tank Info: 380 starfire inwall ,two 150g sump/fuge. Volcano Ca RX, ato, 6' Volcano skimmer. LAIIIs w/400w AquaConnect 14K on IC EBallasts
Sparkss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/24/2006, 01:00 PM   #467
Lunchbucket
Premium Member
 
Lunchbucket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brookings, SD
Posts: 12,924
nice. have fun tuning it! can't wait to see it broken in and pulling lots-o-poo

congrats on passing your test. now you can make more money to pay for that bad boy

Lunchbucket


__________________
Trying to lose weight by walking is like trying to bake a cake w/ a cigarette lighter
- Lunchbucket -

"Nancy-Boy Extraordinaire"
- maxxII-

Current Tank Info: 58gal Oceanic RR, 2x400w MH (20k XM and 10k XM), Deltec PF601 Ca Rx, Deltec AP701 skimmer, mag950 return, iwaki 55rlt w/ an Oceansmotions 4-way unit, Tunze 7300 and 6000 each w/ controller, fluidized po4 rx
Lunchbucket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/25/2006, 08:00 PM   #468
Energy
Registered Member
 
Energy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mendota Heights,MN
Posts: 411
There is a problem with these skimmers that the pictures don't show. They produce so much bubbles that raising the water level can create to wet of foam. Each one has a sweet spot and trial and error will tell. I had a large batch of mexican turbo snails dye and spazz's skimmer litterally blew it's top off! I had to hold the top down with a container of Rowaphos. These skimmers are bubble producing monsters- to say the least.


__________________
People who do things that count, never stop to count them.
1700 gallon vivarium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWaeCrjGsos&feature=player_embedded

Current Tank Info: 1700 gallon biotope
Energy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/26/2006, 01:12 PM   #469
spazz
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
spazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,285
Quote:
Originally posted by kentrob11
Should had Scott put a wetneck on it :-P....
thats not an option yet. i have to make one and test it to see if it will work the right way or not. its no good to send stuff out that is not tested. maybe some time in the future. lol

nyvp, the skimmers looking good so far. the poo poo is getting thick for only 12 fish in the tank. im glad its not taking too long to break in properly. i thought it might take a month to break in. you were doing 300 gallon water changes every week so there is no real bio load there. but its doing its thing so....

when you getting some more fish in that awesome tank?


spazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/30/2006, 12:49 PM   #470
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
huge update:



Front view













Side view







end view













right side close up











left side close up









nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/30/2006, 12:50 PM   #471
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
New Naso's LARGE and Blonde

The large naso is doing better I had him in the sump for 3 weeks while the popeye went away. I havent seen him eat till today. He eat from that brown micro algae I had growing from my rocks


















The blonde is a little scared but they are swiming together. both males with streamers, so who knows what will happen later.














Large 8" Naso












New Blonde Naso about 5 " with new streamers








nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/30/2006, 12:51 PM   #472
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
Two new yellows a Mimic and Tonga Orange shoulder Tangs That I got from Coral reef Farm








Great Green Carpet










Its only 2 days in tank was a present from the guys at Coral Reef Farm















Nice Monti














Elegance















nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/30/2006, 01:00 PM   #473
ksarauer
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Waconia, MN
Posts: 65
Looks awesome! Every thing about it looks awesome!


Where did you find the bright green rocks?


__________________
Kevin
- 150 Gallon Reef
ksarauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/30/2006, 01:37 PM   #474
asnatlas
Registered Member
 
asnatlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waukee, IA
Posts: 4,198
Quote:
Originally posted by nyvp
Where did you get that food clip, it looks weighted ??


__________________
Shawn
asnatlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/30/2006, 02:36 PM   #475
nyvp
Registered Member
 
nyvp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollywood Florida
Posts: 3,633
Rogger Castells gave me the Idea if you go to home depot its in the paint dept near the tarps I attached it to fishing line around a suction cup. This has to be by far the best way I've seen to hold the nori. I never have to put my hands in the tank to change it.


nyvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2020 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.