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10-06-2010, 08:20 PM
I have a NW Octopus 180 skimmer. I heard somewhere that you could get a better or upgraded pinwheel. Anyone know if that is true and if so, where can you find such an animal. I have searched the internet without sucess.

10-06-2010, 08:37 PM
Skimmie is the one that will have that answer for you...........won't be long before he sniffs this out!:badgrin::lol:

10-06-2010, 08:38 PM
Does your skimmer have the OTP pump or Sicce?

10-06-2010, 09:39 PM
Don, the skimmer seemed to have a partial cone shape to it, as apposed to a straight barrel. From what I'm seeing, the NW series have a straight barrel, though I'm not even finding pictures of a NW 180.

10-06-2010, 11:58 PM
How do i put a photo up?

10-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Don, you can do it a couple of ways.

If you have pictures, in your photo gallery, here on Reef Frontiers, you can link them to your post.

Otherwise, you'll need to host your photos, on a photo hosting website, such as Flickr, Photobucket, etc.

From your photo hosting website, you'll navigate to the particular photo you're wanting to post. Then you'll use "Copy Image Location," usually by right clicking. Once you've done that, back in your post response window, above the window, you'll see a few Icons. One of them looks like a photo and will create Image Tags, if you hover over it, it says "Insert Image." Once you click on this, you'll paste the Image Location into the Image Tags.

One more option, is for you to type in the Image Tags, on your own. That would be done, like this: (you'd need to remove the *s, which I've had to add, so it shows up for you, instead of attempt to embed an image.)

[IMG*]insert image location URL here[/IMG*]

Hope that helps!

10-07-2010, 08:38 PM
OK, lets try it.http://www.flickr.com/photos/54610014@N02/5058625245/

This is the skimmer I have. The pump is an OTP 2000. The newer model of this skimmer has some sort of nob instead of the standpipe which I would like to have as it is such a pain adjusting by turning the standpipe.

10-07-2010, 11:31 PM
here you goes... :)



10-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Don, I knew Mark would come through for you!!

10-08-2010, 07:45 AM
oops, the second link didnt work properly...
the gate valve:

now granted, the plumbing on the octo is metric, so you will prolly have to dremel either the valve or the plumbing slightly until they will fit properly.

10-08-2010, 08:22 AM
Hey, thanks. Does the upgraded pinwheel really help? My skimmer work fine, it's just hard to be satisfied with standard.