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marlinmero
08-30-2010, 01:42 AM
i just got this euro reef 180 and i cant get it to put out many bubbles. am i doing something wrong? is it broke? doesnt seem to have a lot of flow until i plug off the air intake tube then it takes off. i attached a video
http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/marlinmero/Video/?action=view&current=GEDC0137.mp4

grassi
08-30-2010, 01:55 AM
Check the venturi air inlet. Is it new?

marlinmero
08-30-2010, 02:12 AM
got it used. and the air inlet is clear

Rothany
08-30-2010, 03:22 AM
looks like your running it in fresh water. Are you?

khaosinc
08-30-2010, 03:35 AM
Fresh water and salt water work very differently with bubbles... it looks like you have it in the bath tub testing it so I assume its fresh water.

Rothany
08-30-2010, 03:39 AM
Fresh water and salt water work very differently with bubbles... it looks like you have it in the bath tub testing it so I assume its fresh water.

Thats what I was thinking,running a skimmer through freshwater will not work the same as running through saltwater.

MrGone
08-30-2010, 07:00 AM
Toss it in saltwater and it will act the opposite once it hits its sweet spot. When they are dialed in if you block the air the water level in the skimmer decreases. It should work well, I've had pretty good luck with those Euro-reef RS series.

Skimmy
08-30-2010, 08:12 AM
yep, u need teh saltz :)

marlinmero
08-30-2010, 10:08 AM
i did the exact same thing in saltwater. thats why i took it out and stuck it in the bathtub where i could mess with it easier. and when i block the air the water actually increases and flows faster

khaosinc
08-30-2010, 04:56 PM
the pump is designed to pull air and water at the same time, if it isn't pulling air then it is pulling all water.. so you will get more water flow

Myteemouse
08-30-2010, 05:53 PM
I would check the impeller. put the pump in your sump NOT connected to the skimmer it should push mirco bubbles every were if not I would say it's the impeller.?!?!

tat2z_21
08-30-2010, 06:37 PM
I would put it back into salt water and then blow into the airline to make sure that any salt creep is cleared.

marlinmero
08-30-2010, 07:52 PM
i dont know how to say this with out it sounding bad so ill just say i did what you said and that was enough motivation for her to start working. thanks again man and everyone for the input

ac7av
08-30-2010, 08:09 PM
Good to here, I was going to say something but posted at the same time so now it doesn’t matter but also glad is working now.

khaosinc
08-31-2010, 05:44 AM
Glad its working...

They may not officially be a company any more (yes I know part of it is now reef dynamics) but I'm a firm believer in my Euro reef skimmers. One of the few I haven't had an issue with at some point.. until I start modding them ...

Skimmy
08-31-2010, 11:17 AM
that particular euroreef in the vid has the latest venturi and impeller, so it should be a real good skimmer. what is the pump model???
i can see it's a sedra, but cant tell which one.
there are several pumps you could put on that body if you ever wanted to upgrade to more power... the sicce psk2500 comes to mind...

marlinmero
08-31-2010, 12:20 PM
it seems to work really well. it pretty much started making skimmate in about 10 minutes. i think i need a new pump thoe. its kinda loud.
What kind of mods can i do to it?

tat2z_21
08-31-2010, 12:24 PM
That Sicce psk2500 would be ideal for that setup. Hey Skimmerwhisperer would that pump come with the union fittings that plug straight into the skimmer body or would the pump itself just plug into it.

marlinmero
08-31-2010, 01:04 PM
here are sum pics. this works great. i think the reason its loud is the magnet on the impeller is pretty pitted and beat up. kinda looks like it hour glass shaped a little. i could be wrong but all the other onese i seen are smooth.
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/marlinmero/for%20sale/GEDC0149.jpg
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/marlinmero/for%20sale/GEDC0147.jpg
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/marlinmero/for%20sale/GEDC0143.jpg

Skimmy
08-31-2010, 02:27 PM
well, either that's not a euroreef rs-180 or thats not the stock pump.

it's probably an rs-100 if that is the stock pump., or it might be the smaller rs-80, it might say on a sticker on the skimmer with a bar code and number.
the other way to tell is what the neck diameter of the skimmer is.

if it is an rs-100, then yes, it could still probablty handle a sicce psk2500, but not on an rs-80.

and yes, your right, that magnet is kinda hosed, and causing extra vibration/noise in the pump
unfortunately if you want the new style relacement impeller, it's like $60 from reef dynamics.

Skimmy
08-31-2010, 02:33 PM
That Sicce psk2500 would be ideal for that setup. Hey Skimmerwhisperer would that pump come with the union fittings that plug straight into the skimmer body or would the pump itself just plug into it.

no, of course not... :( you would have to figure out the plumbing...
grab the dremel and pvc glue and go for it.

marlinmero
08-31-2010, 03:29 PM
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/marlinmero/for%20sale/GEDC0160.jpg
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/marlinmero/for%20sale/GEDC0159.jpg

Skimmy
09-01-2010, 08:49 AM
yep, that's the rs-80... with a 2.5" neck,
not big enough to accomodate a sicce psk 2500...

here's the other question, inside the pump, where the impeller goes, is it scratched up like the impeller magnet?? if yes, then the whole pump should be replaced, if no, then you could replace just the impeller.

http://www.reefdynamics.com/category-s/142.htm

or you could use the cheaper older version that has slightly less power:

http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supplies/ASM-SED35-IMP.html

marlinmero
09-01-2010, 10:27 AM
well that kinda sucks to find out. lol i'll probally be selling it since its to small for my 130gallon. thanks for all the help thos i appreciate it

tat2z_21
09-01-2010, 02:06 PM
Dude, I feel bad. When I bought it off of somebody it was sold to me as a 180. I did not do any checking on it. If you would like to trade back we can work something out. Either way it I feel bad. Let me know.

marlinmero
09-02-2010, 11:11 AM
this leads me to another skimmer question. its only rated up to an 80 gallon tank. but it seems to be doing a good job. wont it still be good enough for 130galllon as long as its not filling up everyday? i have it in my sump which has only about 500gph worth of flow