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Old 07/11/2014, 09:40 PM   #351
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and top of the outlet is what i want? makes it better for splashing water and saves me from having to plumb a "t" in. thank you... any recommendations for the rest of the foot print? or is that what the 9 x12 is from the website is. i know i dont have my skimmer yet but i just want everything to be ready to run for when i do get it. best laid plans and all.


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Old 07/11/2014, 09:54 PM   #352
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I ordered a 1262 volute for my 1260 Eheim pump today from MarineDepot. I'll install it late next week.........


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Old 07/11/2014, 09:57 PM   #353
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Ya, the footprint is on his website. Give yourself some wiggle room.
I run the mag 12 pump that came with the skimmer.


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Old 07/11/2014, 10:03 PM   #354
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Old 07/11/2014, 10:24 PM   #355
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Eheim 1262 is at the low end of flow for a VS3-30, you might want to look at a Laguna 1500


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Old 07/11/2014, 10:38 PM   #356
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The skimmer can be used externally as well if need be. It doesn't have to sit in a sump. Mine is outside the stand. I have the 30" as well.


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Old 07/11/2014, 10:47 PM   #357
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if that post was for me, i prefer in sump if i can. two german shepherds and 3 cats says its too risky to have it where they can get to it.


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Old 07/12/2014, 07:38 AM   #358
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That was for you. Haven't figured out how to quote using Tapatalk.

Your house must look like mine. I have two Labs and 4 cats.


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Old 07/12/2014, 08:10 AM   #359
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thank you sir. your running the water blaster 7000 pump right? you said you liked it. is it that much of an improvement over the mag 12?
I'm running a Water Blaster 7000 on my SVS3-30. I was trying to get as much heat as possible out of my system so I could decommission my chiller, and I felt like the WB would run cooler than the Magdrive and still put as much water into the skimmer.

It seems to work fine, I get plenty of flow through the skimmer and some really nasty nog production.


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Old 07/12/2014, 08:10 AM   #360
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The skimmer can be used externally as well if need be. It doesn't have to sit in a sump. Mine is outside the stand. I have the 30" as well.
Ken, which pump do you run?
Does it take more energy to feed it externally vs internal?
I may have an opportunity to choose either way in the future but have always felt safer running internal in case of any kind of overflow.
Wondering if there is any advantage to running external besides less heat transfer from the pump.


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Old 07/12/2014, 08:23 AM   #361
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Hi Dennis, believe it or not I am using a Mag 12. Water pumps out same way as internal (straight up) but then I have a 90 with tubing running out through the side of the stand with the skimmer sitting outside. The return goes back through the side of the stand and into a bulkhead in the sump.

There should be no difference running internal or external except maybe more pump options and therefore possibly different performance levels due to the flow rates with those pumps.

I can tell you that I have been playing around with the MTC skimmer using a Blueline 30 and 40 and you so hear them. They are not loud but compared to a Mag pump which you don't hear anything, there is the fan noise.

I don't think there is any reason to switch locations unless you need the sump space.

As Jeff said to me, the skimmer doesn't know if the skimmer is inside or outside.


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Old 07/12/2014, 02:20 PM   #362
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Anyone here own the

SVS2-24 in sump 22 1/2" tall?

You can see below for the specs on my tank by I think this is going to be a pretty good fit for me. Was curious if anyone else here has this skimmer and how well it works.
I have that skimmer and it works well and is very consistent. Have never adjusted it since I first set it up.


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Old 07/12/2014, 02:34 PM   #363
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any pictures of a 24"


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Old 07/12/2014, 02:38 PM   #364
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Go to the skimmer section of lifereef.com

Jeff uses that skimmer on his own tank. I think I recall him saying he built it 10-15 years ago


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Old 07/12/2014, 02:45 PM   #365
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That's a picture of his 24" taken about 4 days ago.


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Old 07/12/2014, 09:45 PM   #366
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ive got another question for you guys. what is the recommended flow through the sump with one of these skimmers?


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Old 07/13/2014, 10:08 AM   #367
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Flow through the sump doesn't matter with the skimmer. Most recommend a 6-10x tank volume turn over rate through the sump. But that won't affect 5 he performance of the skimmer.

Ideally you want your overflow to be skimming the thinnest layer of water possible.

IME most standard tank overflows can't do this well so it's a mute point unless you are going custom


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Old 07/13/2014, 10:18 AM   #368
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i ask because i have my return pump fairly well matched up with the skimmers gph im using now.


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Old 07/13/2014, 10:22 AM   #369
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The skimmers performance won't be affected by your turn over rate.

I have a mag12 return and a mag9 on my skimmer.

I was thinking about swapping them since I actually divert water back into the sump to control my layer of water being skimmed out of the tank.

Can't wait to get my custom tank delivered in about 3 weeks with a 42" external overflow :-)


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Old 07/13/2014, 12:03 PM   #370
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I am setting up a 190gallon SPS tank using Zeovit. Is it recommended to use a Venturi or Beckett style skimmer. Does anyone have any recommendations? How quiet are the skimmers?


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Old 07/13/2014, 12:12 PM   #371
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Old 07/13/2014, 12:50 PM   #372
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I have a Jebao 6000 asa return pump. Tried it on my 30in skimmer and did not drive it as good as the Mag 12. So Im sticking with the mag


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Old 07/13/2014, 01:11 PM   #373
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I am setting up a 190gallon SPS tank using Zeovit. Is it recommended to use a Venturi or Beckett style skimmer. Does anyone have any recommendations? How quiet are the skimmers?
This skimmer is different than other Venturi skimmers (and becketts) as it is designed not to clog which leads to frequent maintenance.
Other than cleaning the cup, this skimmer is pretty much maintenance free.


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Old 07/15/2014, 04:26 PM   #374
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Guys this is the most important post ever on this thread. See the link to my build. It's instructions on how to open a life reef box! My skimmer just came!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...2&postcount=77


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Old 07/15/2014, 05:02 PM   #375
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LOL! Nice tip!


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