Reef Central Online Community
Premium Aquatics

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 > General Interest Forums > Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 02/26/2020, 10:39 AM   #1
jfeva0049
Registered Member
 
jfeva0049's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Gilroy, CA
Posts: 488
Looking for Regal 150 INT Protein Skimmer owners...

Hi guys or gals,

Im looking to get some input from other Regal 150 INT Protein Skimmer owners. I want to see what settings you are using and to gain some insight on how it is performing on your tank. I have had mine up and running for about 5 weeks now. Please let me know if your out there????


jfeva0049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/26/2020, 08:48 PM   #2
wishntoboutside
professional snow flake
 
wishntoboutside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Riverside, Cali
Posts: 5,687
I have a larger regal but I will say adding a neck extension really helped me fail it it and run it at 100%. Ideally the more you can run the pump at the more air as well. Overall super happy with it.


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 450 gallon peninsula tank 72*48*30 filled with a bunch of frags and trying to grow them out.
wishntoboutside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/27/2020, 08:50 AM   #3
jfeva0049
Registered Member
 
jfeva0049's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Gilroy, CA
Posts: 488
Quote:
Originally Posted by wishntoboutside View Post
I have a larger regal but I will say adding a neck extension really helped me fail it it and run it at 100%. Ideally the more you can run the pump at the more air as well. Overall super happy with it.
I have not been able to go above air setting 3. if i go higher it will cause it to over flow.

what setting did you have yours before the extension and what setting are you able to have it at now?


jfeva0049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/27/2020, 09:30 AM   #4
gioNVA
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 243
I have the space saver version that's been running for over a year. Really happy with it and no issues so far. Water level is at 8", wide open air, pump speed 4.


gioNVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/27/2020, 12:32 PM   #5
jfeva0049
Registered Member
 
jfeva0049's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Gilroy, CA
Posts: 488
I have had my 150 INT for about 4-5 weeks now. It pulls some decent skimmate but I notice that the thick build up starts about 2-3 inches below the collection cup. Not up high where it spills over but below where the cup comes off.

Does this mean that my internal water level is to low??

I always had to clean my previous collection cup out but I dont remember having to clean the body like i do with this skimmer.


jfeva0049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/27/2020, 01:47 PM   #6
wishntoboutside
professional snow flake
 
wishntoboutside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Riverside, Cali
Posts: 5,687
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfeva0049 View Post
I have not been able to go above air setting 3. if i go higher it will cause it to over flow.

what setting did you have yours before the extension and what setting are you able to have it at now?
I had it running at 80% if I recall. I think you may need to check the height of your skimmer and make sure it is in the correct height. after that fully open gate valve and then run at 100% and slowly close valve to fine tune. I know easier said then done.


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 450 gallon peninsula tank 72*48*30 filled with a bunch of frags and trying to grow them out.
wishntoboutside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/02/2020, 07:50 PM   #7
AwesomeDennis
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 12
I ran mine full speed and both holes of the air silencer open and I adjusted the valve to where the bubbles broke at the top of skimmer with no cup on.


AwesomeDennis 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 05:40 AM.


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.