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Old 02/12/2009, 06:55 PM   #351
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4 th on the waiting list

i order mine i can wait so pick it up and see it ruuning i am 4th
on the waiting list i hope it comes soon.


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Old 02/12/2009, 06:56 PM   #352
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Im gonna post some pictures once I figure out how to post them here.
posting pictures is actually pretty easy so if you can't figure it out, let us know. i will make sure you can post them just so i can see your ITech in action


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Old 02/12/2009, 06:56 PM   #353
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jrizo1 which skimmer did you order and when, also Welcome Reef Central.


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Old 02/12/2009, 06:59 PM   #354
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Ok, first attempt at posting a picture. Here is my skimmer and the foam height 9 inches from bottom of skimmer with the riser pipe completely open.




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Old 02/12/2009, 07:12 PM   #355
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What does it look like with the pipe closed at different intervals?

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Old 02/12/2009, 07:15 PM   #356
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Someone asked to post a picture of my DIY (cheap a$$) silencer.
Here it is.





Here's the skimmer in action for about 2 hours (after a 2 day break in in clean tank water).





I'm liking it and it is now dead silent.


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Old 02/12/2009, 07:26 PM   #357
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so basically just 2 tubes cut and inserted into the different end? nice!


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Old 02/12/2009, 07:30 PM   #358
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That's all there is to it. Simple and really cheap.


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Old 02/12/2009, 07:38 PM   #359
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sorry to ask again... is that small, medium or large? and what pump are you running? i like it being dead silent.


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Old 02/12/2009, 07:41 PM   #360
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OK, so I thought there were only 4 "dots" that you could adjust the riser pipe between. To get the foam anywhere near the top I was having to turn it almost to the fourth one. I could not see that there were actually 5 dots, so I really have more room to spare before I completely block the riser pipe opening.
This makes me think that my skimmer (I was mostly concerned with my pump) and pump are working fine. As I have said earlier, there was never any doubt about the skimmer, I became curious once people mentioned their pumps firing up the wrong way which would have nothing to do with the quality of the skimmer.
Thanks again all for the input. I will post more pics once it breaks in!


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Old 02/12/2009, 08:00 PM   #361
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is the cone made out of acrylic or something else


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Old 02/12/2009, 08:08 PM   #362
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sorry to ask again... is that small, medium or large? and what pump are you running? i like it being dead silent.
Mine is the small and I am running an Aquabee 2000/1.


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Old 02/12/2009, 10:20 PM   #363
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535freak: is the cone made out of acrylic or something else
I beleive the body is PVC and the neck & collection cup are acrylic.


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Old 02/13/2009, 08:15 AM   #364
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Can anyone post a picture of the way they have attached an aquabee 2000/1 to the small 100?


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Old 02/13/2009, 08:56 AM   #365
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I'd have to pull it to show you but it is simple. If you don't want to sand the output of the AB enough to make it fit on the skimmer then get a piece of 1" ID vinyl tube, cut it to 2 inches put that piece in a cup of really hot water to soften it up and then just put it on the pump and the skimmer feed. You may need a plastic hose clamp on the AB to keep it snug.


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Old 02/13/2009, 09:20 AM   #366
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how are the venturi intakes used on the AB pumps...im looking to purchase the pump with this intake...




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Old 02/13/2009, 09:26 AM   #367
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Salty,

Does Nuocean bundle the venturi with the Aquabee for the $125 price listed on the site?

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Old 02/13/2009, 09:31 AM   #368
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i sent him a email...ill keep you posted


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Old 02/13/2009, 12:08 PM   #369
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AB pump at nuocean is out of stock...bummer


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Old 02/14/2009, 09:25 AM   #370
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The venturi does not come with the Aquabee pump from Nuocean, I would think you would be able to purchase it separately from them, at least I hop so.

http://www.nuocean.com/pumps/aquabee-2000-i-pump.html


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Old 02/14/2009, 07:58 PM   #371
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its not in stock...so cant even think of purchaing it from him...

LETS SEE SOME UPDATES ON THE SKIMMERS!


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Old 02/14/2009, 08:24 PM   #372
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Well, now on 2 full days of running my Itech small, it has settled in very nicely. I had some confusion with water level and whether or not my Aquabee was running correctly, but never an issue with the skimmer build itself.

The bubbles in the cone have a much more orderly look as they all rise nice and even compared to when I just fired it up there was more randomness.

Overall, I really like how its operating and by just removing three titanium screws at bottom of cone you can have full access inside to clean. Tweaking the skimmer for wet or dry foam is as simple as it gets. Just turn the riser pipe to the left or right. Very satisfied so far!


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Old 02/14/2009, 09:54 PM   #373
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I got mine as I was heading out the door on Thursday evening. Friday I got around to unpacking the skimmer and generally being very impressed with the overal quality. I spent today redoing a spare acrylic sump for the new skimmer and a couple of other mods. The weldon should be good to go by Monday, so the skimmer will get action when I swap sumps.

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Old 02/14/2009, 10:12 PM   #374
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pics please....we need pics


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Old 02/15/2009, 08:53 PM   #375
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Well, I finally got my small cone started yesterday and it is still breaking in. The build quality is very nice and the adjustment on the riser pipe is top notch. This is replacing my old Euro Reef ES5-2, and is much easier to dial in then the ER ever was. I am running the Itech cone with the 3500 sedra from my old skimmer, and I am still waiting on some kind of response from Petorama on the Aquabee I ordered online earlier in the week. I will post pics once the skimmer has had a chance to break in.


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