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Old 05/11/2014, 08:18 PM   #201
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Rtague , pls let us know what Jeff says about using a mazzei vs the standard setup. I have a svs 2-24. Works great!


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Old 05/11/2014, 08:58 PM   #202
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My cheato was doing great until I switched to this skimmer then it withered away. I guess that a good thing.


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Old 05/11/2014, 10:10 PM   #203
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What pump are you using on the skimmer, I am thinking of going with a VS3-36 or VS3-48

Do you see an advantage to mounting the injector vertically?
My concern with the bucket is when it fails the skimmer will fall or tip over.


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Old 05/12/2014, 01:05 PM   #204
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I know better than to even think about dumping nog down She Who Must Be Obeyed's new kitchen sink. I have a dedicated stationary tub in my fish cave. The last batch of nog I dumped smelled bad enough to gag a maggot.
Haha! That's a great title.I have one too and I also have a dedicated wash tub for things like that.Comes in handy for washing little dogs butts too.


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Old 05/12/2014, 01:19 PM   #205
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Here is a shot of my set up at the beginning of the build.


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Old 05/12/2014, 01:29 PM   #206
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Old 05/12/2014, 01:30 PM   #207
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Sorry,don't know why that pic is sideways.


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Old 05/12/2014, 01:54 PM   #208
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Old 05/12/2014, 02:12 PM   #209
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nice!


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Old 05/12/2014, 03:32 PM   #210
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fishcatdog66, what pump are you running on yours?


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Old 05/12/2014, 03:35 PM   #211
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Here is a shot of my set up at the beginning of the build.
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How is the skimmer cup drain valve plumbed into your skimmer cup? With a Uniseal?


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Old 05/12/2014, 03:38 PM   #212
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How is the skimmer cup drain valve plumbed into your skimmer cup? With a Uniseal?
They're just threaded, and teflon tape.




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Old 05/12/2014, 04:58 PM   #213
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Thanks ken6217!The pump is a Blueline 40HDX.It's a good thing I have all that in the basement.The Blueline pumps are quite loud.They do move a lot of water though...


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:13 PM   #214
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Thanks ken6217!The pump is a Blueline 40HDX.It's a good thing I have all that in the basement.The Blueline pumps are quite loud.They do move a lot of water though...

Are you happy with the pump? Jeff recommended that to me as well for my skimmer and filter. I asked him if he had any energy efficient pumps and he said it's an expensive hobby so he just uses what works. I get his point but if there is a good pump, that'll last and is less watts I'd prefer it. Any thoughts?


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:14 PM   #215
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Anyone using ozone with their skimmer?


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:23 PM   #216
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Are you happy with the pump? Jeff recommended that to me as well for my skimmer and filter. I asked him if he had any energy efficient pumps and he said it's an expensive hobby so he just uses what works. I get his point but if there is a good pump, that'll last and is less watts I'd prefer it. Any thoughts?
I am happy with the pumps.I have a Blueline 70HD on a manifold that feeds the display,3 media cannisters,and the fuge.More than enough snort.The Bluelines are pressure rated I believe so if you are dealing with a lot of head loss and can deal with the sound then they are a good choice.I have a second 70HD that I might replace the 40hdx with just to see what would happen


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:25 PM   #217
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I am happy with the pumps.I have a Blueline 70HD on a manifold that feeds the display,3 media cannisters,and the fuge.More than enough snort.The Bluelines are pressure rated I believe so if you are dealing with a lot of head loss and can deal with the sound then they are a good choice.I have a second 70HD that I might replace the 40hdx with just to see what would happen

I didn't even think about combining. If I'm using he's 36 inch skimmer and the ls300 wed dry can I use one pump for both? Tank is 6'x3'


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:25 PM   #218
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Some people are really getting into the dc controllable pumps too.


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:30 PM   #219
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I didn't even think about combining. If I'm using he's 36 inch skimmer and the ls300 wed dry can I use one pump for both? Tank is 6'x3'
You could probably run 1 pump for the whole system but my thing is I like to take the whole cup off to clean it and that req the skimmer pump to be shut off so I don't have to mess with the gate valve on the skimmer exit.If you ran 1 pump you would shut down the whole system to do that same maintenance.


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:43 PM   #220
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fishcatdog66, 70HD would be too much pump for the skimmer. The air draw would be too much for the body. I tried a Blueline 40HD on my 48" and on my 30" with a 15" extension and both skimmers couldn,t handle that pressure rated pump (had to throttle the output off the pump back halfway with a ball valve). On my 30" with the extension I am running a Blueline 30HD and pulling 20-22SCFH which is perfect for the skimmer.


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:56 PM   #221
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fishcatdog66, 70HD would be too much pump for the skimmer. The air draw would be too much for the body. I tried a Blueline 40HD on my 48" and on my 30" with a 15" extension and both skimmers couldn,t handle that pressure rated pump (had to throttle the output off the pump back halfway with a ball valve). On my 30" with the extension I am running a Blueline 30HD and pulling 20-22SCFH which is perfect for the skimmer.
Thanks for the info.Ya,why ask for trouble right?If it ain't broke...
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Old 05/12/2014, 06:03 PM   #222
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fishcatdog66, 70HD would be too much pump for the skimmer. The air draw would be too much for the body. I tried a Blueline 40HD on my 48" and on my 30" with a 15" extension and both skimmers couldn,t handle that pressure rated pump (had to throttle the output off the pump back halfway with a ball valve). On my 30" with the extension I am running a Blueline 30HD and pulling 20-22SCFH which is perfect for the skimmer.
How was the skimmer behaving to make you think the body couldn't handle the pump? Do you think it was the GPH or the pressure?


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Old 05/12/2014, 06:12 PM   #223
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The pressure through the Mazzei injector was pulling huge amounts of air and the flow was more than the Iwaki 40 RLXT I was using.. When I first kicked the pump on I had a foam head of about 4" thick at the top under the flange, some micro bubbles out the return and my dwyer meter was pegged at 50SCFH which is why I had to dial it back.


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Old 05/12/2014, 06:49 PM   #224
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They are not as reliable as the Blue Line pumps and I also heard that they don't put out as the data states.



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Old 05/12/2014, 07:28 PM   #225
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Blueline/Panworld, can't go wrong with these pumps.


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