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Old 12/29/2008, 12:41 PM   #51
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But they aren't out yet, right? No link. All Tunze skimmers being sold still show what is clearly a Sicce.

I'm not at all sure why people say the Sicces are noisy. Mine are dead silent. Other issues, perhaps. Noise? Not compared to any other skimmer pumps I've seen and used.


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Old 12/29/2008, 01:04 PM   #52
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i had a couple of the coralvue sicces and they had machined NW's that sounded like a train wreck.they came out with a moulded NW that is more balanced and quieter.that said the modded laguna i have on my large cone makes less noise than the sicce IMO.

here is a link to the pumps i saw at MACNA,click on the DOC skimmers then click on master skimmers and scroll down the page like half way.they are deff not sicces.
http://www.tunze.com/149.html?&L=1&C..._tunzeprod_pi1[predid]=-infoxunter055


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Old 12/29/2008, 05:39 PM   #53
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I am running a I-Tech Large on my 300g. It has the Laguna 1500 motor. I just pulled some quick dimensions oon it and the height is 24" and it has a foot print of 16"x12". I have a kill a watt on the way so i will get those numbers as soon as it comes. I will also try to get my hands on a air meter too.

Here is a pic when i ran it on my 72g after 3 days and this is also after replacing a Euroreef RS250 with it.


And a pic taken tonight with it running on my 300g that has only had fish in it since yesterday. This is also about 3 days of running.



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Old 12/29/2008, 07:40 PM   #54
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I have the same as Billy, the pics just above, and I'm thrilled with it. It's in the 300 Rubbermaid reef and I feed HEAVILY!!! The cup is filled with dark skimmate every 3 days.
I paid about $800 for mine.


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Old 12/30/2008, 06:37 PM   #55
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I too have always considered the gallon rating for a skimmer as something that needed to be almost doubled.

Therefore, I initially bought the large and it is an absolute beast capable of effortlessly handling a few hundred gallons imho. When John specs his skimmers, he is being modest with their rating. My sump was just too small for it to have enough room to operate safely despite my modifying, errr... butchering. So, I ended up with a medium and am very satisfied.

And, I completely agree with McNeil. The large with the laguna style pump is almost completely silent. All you can here is the water moving. And, it is indeed, quiter than the Sicce on my medium. No complaints with the Sicce as it is a relatively quiet pump, the silence of the large is just difficult to believe when you see it in action.

my medium in action
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Old 12/30/2008, 06:39 PM   #56
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Old 12/30/2008, 07:25 PM   #57
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Even , My extra large with the Dart Gold pump is very quiet . For the size , and performance of this monster , I can hardly believe how quiet it is .


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Old 12/30/2008, 07:33 PM   #58
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And, I completely agree with McNeil. The large with the laguna style pump is almost completely silent. All you can here is the water moving. And, it is indeed, quiter than the Sicce on my medium. No complaints with the Sicce as it is a relatively quiet pump, the silence of the large is just difficult to believe when you see it in action.
I agree also. My large with the Laguna is in the 300 Rubbermaid reef about 15 feet from me and all I hear is the water gurgling out of the skimmer drain.


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Old 12/30/2008, 11:18 PM   #59
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Very nice thanks for the pictures


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Old 01/02/2009, 03:52 PM   #60
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Lovin mine too. Just got it a couple days ago and I'm really impressed with a few things. It produced skimmate FAST although I had the level inside the skimmer too high. The skimmate was pretty wet. I like the flow coming out of the return moving the sump water vigorously. Als like the fact that there is zero microbubbles coming out of it. The way it's made so that bottom comes off so the entire cone is cleanable.




After the first night.



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Old 01/03/2009, 06:07 PM   #61
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I think I have the level inside the skimmer figured out now. This is 24 hours worth. There is enough in the huge collection cup to fill my old skimmer. And it would have taken my old skimmer a week to produce this much/thick skimmate.




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Old 01/04/2009, 08:00 AM   #62
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I'm in the club, ordered mine and it will be here next Wednesday.


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Old 01/04/2009, 08:27 AM   #63
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here is a video i took last night of the large with laguna 1500 pump.you can hear that it is very quiet and see it has a nice stable foam head.i borrowed a meter that goes to 25 lpm and it pulls it off the scale so im not sure on the air draw until i borrow a larger meter.



here are a coulpe of pics before i emptied the cup,thos is 3 days worth on my 60g BB system(lightly stocked)





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Old 01/04/2009, 12:40 PM   #64
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Hey Leone104 which size skimmer did you get, also which pump? Thanks in advance


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Old 01/04/2009, 03:03 PM   #65
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So what size would I need for a 125 FOWLR? How much would that bad boy set me back? Thanks for the info please


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Old 01/04/2009, 07:56 PM   #66
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The 300 Rubbermaid reef is no more and everything, including the skimmer is now part of the 300 Marineland. I built a stand for the skimmer from 1/2" pvc and eggcrate and put it in the sump.





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Old 01/05/2009, 05:04 AM   #67
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Hey Leone104 which size skimmer did you get, also which pump? Thanks in advance
I got the small one w/out the pump, i'll try a Sedra that i have and see how it works.. If not i'll be in the market for a new pump..

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Old 01/05/2009, 09:34 AM   #68
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What are the dimensions on the small one? How much is the small one? I wonder if the pump from my DAS EX-1 would be good enough to run the small one.


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Old 01/05/2009, 10:58 AM   #69
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What are the dimensions on the small one? How much is the small one?
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Small Cone Physical dimensions are 22" in height with a footprint of 8 1/2" x 6 1/4". An extra 3/8" clearance is needed for collection cup removal.


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Old 01/05/2009, 11:07 AM   #71
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Small Cone Physical dimensions are 22" in height with a footprint of 8 1/2" x 6 1/4". An extra 3/8" clearance is needed for collection cup removal.
I understand that doesn't include the pump, but what about the outlet?


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Thanks. How much is the small without the pump? Did they recommend a certain amount of air the pump should put out to work with the small?


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Old 01/05/2009, 11:14 AM   #73
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No info on the outlet, i never got into details about it. A cone skimmer for $200, you can't beat that......


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Old 01/05/2009, 11:16 AM   #74
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Even if you buy a $300 pump for it, still a grat deal...


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Old 01/05/2009, 11:57 AM   #75
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Wow that's a great price, I may have to order one of these. I'm sure the pump from my DAS would be sufficient if I can figure out how to hook it up without making it unusable on the DAS again.


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