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Naso2
05-21-2013, 07:51 PM
I am looking for a 48"-72" tall skimmer with a capacity for 700-1200 gallons. Who can build one that big. I can buy a new one for $650 but I am looking for something locally made. I know this isn't the classifieds but if you know of a builder or are one please contact me. Also if you are know how to find a life reef 48", 60", or 72" please contact me.

JPG@CFI
05-21-2013, 09:06 PM
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Brady
05-21-2013, 09:45 PM
Do you mind to share where can you buy a new skimmer that size for $650? I'm also thinking of buying one in the near future.

Peppie
05-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Do you mind to share where can you buy a new skimmer that size for $650? I'm also thinking of buying one in the near future.


I too, would like to see this 4'-6' skimmer for that price.

What type of skimmer are you looking to have built?
If you can provide some more details, I can PM you a ballpark figure.

What size diam?

Naso2
05-21-2013, 10:46 PM
I am talking to a gentleman in NC who bought a bulk order of aqua C skimmers. I met him through RC. He has 2 left I will see if the other one is spoken for yet for you Brady.

As for a custom one here are my musts
4-6ft
6-8 in diameter
Sturdy base
External
Able to handle 1500-2500gph
Self sustained air system

Peppie
05-21-2013, 11:14 PM
This skimmer is 54'' tall X 12'' diam. coned to 6'' neck. Counter current air driven by Alta 65 air pump with 3. 6'' Boss Hog ceramic stones. Build in my shop.

There is near $400 just in acrylic. Add labor, pump, and stones.
I think the one you are looking at for $650 is a screaming deal.

http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac86/peppie53/Tank%202/Fish%20room%20sump%20%202012/SkimLoc-cup022.jpg (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/peppie53/media/Tank%202/Fish%20room%20sump%20%202012/SkimLoc-cup022.jpg.html)

Brady
05-21-2013, 11:21 PM
A skimmer that is 4-6 ft tall, you don't need to list "external" as one of the requirements buddy :) ..jk... I was thinking it should be at least 16" diameter.... what about the footprint?

Naso2
05-21-2013, 11:30 PM
Peppie $650 doesn't include pumps or a collection cup so I would like to see what you can do basicly a life reef 60". How much in acrylic and labor.
Brady I checked with my guy and the other one went quick all he has is a couple 24" and a monster 6ft 30" diameter that is $2000. I just hope he will be willing to ship it to WA at my expense.

Brady
05-21-2013, 11:48 PM
That is what I was thinking, you can't really beat that price....thanks for checking buddy....wow..I really want to see that monster in person. .. but for that kind of prices, I would have checked with our local sponsors first and see what they can build you with that much of money...