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Old 06/22/2020, 10:07 PM   #3926
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Ok, I ordered the 30" skimmer today. Now need to decide on the pump. Sicce adv 7.0, 9.0 or 10.0?

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Old 06/22/2020, 10:30 PM   #3927
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I’d go 9.0 or higher.


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Old 06/23/2020, 07:12 AM   #3928
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I am not very familiar with Sicce, but from a flow stand point my LR skimmer is 28" (24" with 4" extension) and I run a Vectra M2 at 90%. Technically this would equate to 1800 GPH.

I also upgraded the venturi to a Mazzei for more air input.


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Old 06/27/2020, 11:36 AM   #3929
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I'm using a jeboa dcp 8000. Mine came with a mag 7 and the DCP works better for me I run it at 100% I drained it yesterday and cleaned the cup and neck about a week ago. I had to remove the air hose from the skimmer cup because it was sucking in sludge.

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Old 06/27/2020, 08:53 PM   #3930
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Where is the extension pricing on the site? Looking for it but I do not see any pricing listed for the neck extensions...


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Old 06/27/2020, 09:17 PM   #3931
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Try emailing him he's really quick about responding.

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Old 06/28/2020, 07:41 AM   #3932
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Try emailing him he's really quick about responding.

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Old 06/30/2020, 08:01 PM   #3933
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Ordered my skimmer last week. She's done. Need to order the sicce pump. Waiting for a 4th of July sale. Can't wait!

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Old 07/01/2020, 06:43 PM   #3934
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Is your skimmer a 30"?

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I'm using a jeboa dcp 8000. Mine came with a mag 7 and the DCP works better for me I run it at 100% I drained it yesterday and cleaned the cup and neck about a week ago. I had to remove the air hose from the skimmer cup because it was sucking in sludge.

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Old 07/03/2020, 09:21 PM   #3935
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Old 07/06/2020, 08:05 PM   #3936
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She arrived today. Waiting on the pump, hopefully Wednesday I'll get this thing wet! I need to paint the gate valve handle orange though. Driving me crazy


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Old 07/06/2020, 08:25 PM   #3937
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Nice! I wish I could fit a 30 in my sump. Did you decide on a pump?

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Old 07/06/2020, 08:28 PM   #3938
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Also when you first sent it up set the bubble line about an inch below the sticker and wait a few days to raise it. I recommend turning the gate valve 1/8 a turn at a time per day until you are happy. Good luck and you will love this skimmer!

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Old 07/06/2020, 09:30 PM   #3939
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Nice! I wish I could fit a 30 in my sump. Did you decide on a pump?

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Old 07/06/2020, 09:31 PM   #3940
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Also when you first sent it up set the bubble line about an inch below the sticker and wait a few days to raise it. I recommend turning the gate valve 1/8 a turn at a time per day until you are happy. Good luck and you will love this skimmer!

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Old 07/08/2020, 07:05 PM   #3941
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Got the pump. Need to wait until Sunday to get it in the sump. On duty the next three days. Don't want any issues while I'm away

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Old 07/13/2020, 04:08 PM   #3942
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Hello,
So I am looking to get a new skimmer. I have seem people talk about Lifereef over the years and after reading the pro's/con's on venturi vs needle wheel, I was very excited in my decision to go with a Lifereef skimmer. Then I can to to this thread and have read all of the discussion about pumps and now I am rethinking my decision.

I have a 90gal DT with a 40gal sump. Is this more skimmer than I need? I use a COR20 to run my whole system, including ATS, Ca/RX, and UV, and this skimmer requires an equal to that just in itself? I was already really having to close my eyes and click to purchase this at $450, but then having to put another 200-300 for the pump just to get its full functionality seems a bit over the top.


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Old 07/13/2020, 04:16 PM   #3943
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They run just fine on a smaller much cheaper ac pump. Even the manufacturer recommends an AC pump over a DC pump anyways. I got a 50 dollar Gen-X PCX40 used that works great. Ugly but quiet. And will run forever. Easily the best skimmer I've had over the last 25 years.

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Old 07/13/2020, 05:01 PM   #3944
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They run just fine on a smaller much cheaper ac pump. Even the manufacturer recommends an AC pump over a DC pump anyways. I got a 50 dollar Gen-X PCX40 used that works great. Ugly but quiet. And will run forever. Easily the best skimmer I've had over the last 25 years.

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Thank you for the quick response. I had that assumption, but worried when everyone in the more recent post on this thread seem to immediately remove the mag 9 and default to a Sicce adv 10 or equivalent. I also worried that I was perhaps looking at a 250 gal skimmer for a 90gal tank.


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Old 07/13/2020, 05:02 PM   #3945
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You can run it on a timer 12 on 12 off. Or every other day

People might switch to a more power friendly pump or one that puts let heat into the tank

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Old 07/13/2020, 08:03 PM   #3946
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I do have a Jebao DCP-5000 that I had purchased prior to my COR20 and have kept on hand as an emergency backup in case the COR crashes. It has the following stats:
Power: 40-watt 110-120V 60Hz, Max Flow: 1450gph, Max head: 13ft
which, from what have ready here seem like it would be good for this. Just seems like a huge pump for a skimmer. Does the venturi really require that much more pump over a needle-wheel?


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Old 07/14/2020, 06:14 AM   #3947
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Hello,
So I am looking to get a new skimmer. I have seem people talk about Lifereef over the years and after reading the pro's/con's on venturi vs needle wheel, I was very excited in my decision to go with a Lifereef skimmer. Then I can to to this thread and have read all of the discussion about pumps and now I am rethinking my decision.

I have a 90gal DT with a 40gal sump. Is this more skimmer than I need? I use a COR20 to run my whole system, including ATS, Ca/RX, and UV, and this skimmer requires an equal to that just in itself? I was already really having to close my eyes and click to purchase this at $450, but then having to put another 200-300 for the pump just to get its full functionality seems a bit over the top.
I dont think you can be too big with a LifeReef skimmer. They are easily adjustable based on where you run the water height in the skimmer. I used a 24" LR skimmer on the 33G AIO tank below and it worked out beautifully as the only filtration on the tank outside of a prefilter. I ran it with a Mag 9.5.


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Old 07/16/2020, 08:46 AM   #3948
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I'm running mine on a 40b with a 40b sump using a DCP 8000 and it skimms just fine.

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I dont think you can be too big with a LifeReef skimmer. They are easily adjustable based on where you run the water height in the skimmer. I used a 24" LR skimmer on the 33G AIO tank below and it worked out beautifully as the only filtration on the tank outside of a prefilter. I ran it with a Mag 9.5.
See now this is what confuses me. How is a skimmer than works fine on a 33G going to do a good job on my 150 fully stocked SPS tank with a ton of fish?


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Old 07/22/2020, 07:24 PM   #3950
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See now this is what confuses me. How is a skimmer than works fine on a 33G going to do a good job on my 150 fully stocked SPS tank with a ton of fish?
You adjust the water height based on your tank and how it is working


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