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NanaReefer
04-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Possibly looking for an in sump skimmer to replace my RO BH-1000. Who wants a skimmer hanging on the DT when they now have a sump right?!
Anyways...must be rated for up to 100g. FP no larger then 7"x11"X16"H

mfinn
04-14-2014, 01:35 PM
I thought the Bubble Magus Curve 5 might have been a possible candidate but it's too tall.

mfinn
04-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Is 16" the absolute tallest skimmer height you can go with?

NanaReefer
04-14-2014, 02:40 PM
I'm trying to give myself comfortable room for cup removal :) 17 maybe 18" would be close. The Curve 5 requires 9.5" of water and I've only got 8" But the NWB 110 Classic 4 looks promising :) Has a drain so height wouldn't be an issue and only needs 6-7.75" water depth.

mfinn
04-14-2014, 04:10 PM
But the NWB 110 Classic 4 looks promising :) Has a drain so height wouldn't be an issue and only needs 6-7.75" water depth.


It's 19-3/4" tall.

The cup needs to be taken off weekly ( or more) to clean the neck.
Once crude starts to build up on the neck, skimming function goes down hill.

NanaReefer
04-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Hahahaha forgot about that!

1guydude
04-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Curve5 would work imo.
Maybe swc120...
Wat about external with internal pump. U would see a lil plumbing prob.

D

NanaReefer
04-14-2014, 07:07 PM
I'm trying to find out if the BH-1000 pump is submersible. Any idea?

mfinn
04-14-2014, 08:25 PM
I'm trying to find out if the BH-1000 pump is submersible. Any idea?


I couldn't say one way or the other.
It looks like a powerhead.

I do have to ask,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Are you terribly attached to your stand?

NanaReefer
04-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Yes I am attached to it...I just bought it!! Lol
45123


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mfinn
04-14-2014, 08:55 PM
It looks pretty tall.
Anyway to re-arrange the shelf/floor in side?

Finding a "good" skimmer that short is going to be very tough.

mfinn
04-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Just saw this one.

http://concordcorals.com/collections/protein-skimmers/products/sea-side-aquatics-es5-skimmer

NanaReefer
04-14-2014, 09:58 PM
My water level is only going to be 8" That one needs at least 9".
There is no shelf under the stand, just my sump. From the bottom of sump to the top of the stand is 26". I need room though to remove the cup for cleaning. So maybe I could go with something around 19".


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mfinn
04-15-2014, 08:51 AM
My water level is only going to be 8" That one needs at least 9".
There is no shelf under the stand, just my sump. From the bottom of sump to the top of the stand is 26". I need room though to remove the cup for cleaning. So maybe I could go with something around 19".


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My SSA skimmer only needs about 1/2" to lift it up and off the skimmer body.
Many are like that.

mfinn
04-15-2014, 09:41 AM
With the space available to work with you might want to look at the Tunze skimmer line.
They seem very compact.

http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Comline_DOC_Protein_Skimmer_In_Sump_Venturi_ Protein_Skimmers_For_Tanks_100_to_250_Gallons-Tunze-TZ5211-FIPSISVSHT-vi.html


I have never seen one in person and I'm not sure if they work good or not.
Plus they seem a little spendy, but the Tunze name stands for quality.

1guydude
04-15-2014, 01:14 PM
Yes that's the reccomended water level. Both skimmers have a valve that can lower and increase the water level inside the skimmer body.
Only thing I liked about the swc was u could adjust air intake.
When I ran my curve5. I had to get a stand to raise it up. Fyi
D

mfinn
04-15-2014, 01:43 PM
I use to be a SWC fan, but lately it seems difficult to get parts or even support from SWC.
I'd heard they had some issues.

NanaReefer
04-15-2014, 01:54 PM
What about the ASM Mini-G series?

reefman069
04-15-2014, 02:24 PM
how about a sump outside of the stand. you can put your skimmer in. just a idea. with only 16 inches under your stand. it doesn't leave you with much room.

mfinn
04-15-2014, 03:06 PM
What about the ASM Mini-G series?


20-1/2" tall

NanaReefer
04-15-2014, 03:20 PM
Maybe I could mod my BH-1000 to work on/in the sump. BRS says the pump is submersible. I can't hang it on the sump as the tank is only 12" high and the skimmer needs 15" to hang.

mfinn
04-15-2014, 05:38 PM
The tunze skimmers are short enough.

1guydude
04-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Reeferman that was why I was reccomending the external skimmer
Mfinn. I know! I think I caught swc at the very tail end.
Been waiting on an order for awhile. Said he was in bali till the 19th....a month ago.
D

NanaReefer
04-15-2014, 09:52 PM
By George I think I found my skimmer!!!
SCA 301
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CML49CK?pc_redir=1397364200&robot_redir=1


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fulkerl
04-16-2014, 07:41 AM
I run the SCA-302 works great. water depth 6-7 inches
here is a link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180-Gallon-Fresh-Saltwater-Fish-tank-Protein-Skimmer-SCA-302-Needle-Impeller-/380437254920?pt=Fish_Filters&hash=item5893d3d308

mfinn
04-16-2014, 08:07 AM
By George I think I found my skimmer!!!
SCA 301
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CML49CK?pc_redir=1397364200&robot_redir=1


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I saw that one but because it is probably better suited for a tank much smaller than yours, I didn't mention it.

NanaReefer
04-16-2014, 10:31 AM
It's for a 65g and mines a 40B how is it to small? The foot print is perfect.


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mfinn
04-16-2014, 11:15 AM
It's for a 65g and mines a 40B how is it to small? The foot print is perfect.


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I do understand the footprint is perfect, and I know you mention that budget word. lol

The manufacture says it's good up to 65 gallons. They usually tend to inflate the claim.


Just looking for the best possible skimmer for you.

NanaReefer
04-16-2014, 01:41 PM
I do understand the footprint is perfect, and I know you mention that budget word. lol

The manufacture says it's good up to 65 gallons. They usually tend to inflate the claim.


Just looking for the best possible skimmer for you.

I guess the price tag may have blinded me a bit :) Thank you for looking out for me :)

mfinn
04-16-2014, 05:22 PM
I guess the price tag may have blinded me a bit :) Thank you for looking out for me :)


It may be your best option.

I'm still not quite sure exactly how much room there actually is under the stand.
Top to bottom, how much exactly?

NanaReefer
04-16-2014, 06:21 PM
From bottom of sump to top (underside) of stand it is 26"


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saramendoza1982
04-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Can anyone help me? I am new. Never done a salt water tank before but really want to. Need support. Can you help?

mfinn
04-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Can anyone help me? I am new. Never done a salt water tank before but really want to. Need support. Can you help?


You should start a thread here. There are plenty of stickies to read with lots of good info.

http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/124-New-To-Reefkeeping

mfinn
04-16-2014, 06:56 PM
From bottom of sump to top (underside) of stand it is 26"


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I don't understand, why the height restrictions on the skimmer if you have that much room underneath.

saramendoza1982
04-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Thanks! I just did that.

NanaReefer
04-16-2014, 08:42 PM
I don't understand, why the height restrictions on the skimmer if you have that much room underneath.

I thought I'd need room for cup removal :) I didn't say I know what I was doing ya know!! Lmao :)

mfinn
04-16-2014, 08:47 PM
I thought I'd need room for cup removal :) I didn't say I know what I was doing ya know!! Lmao :)

With most skimmers these days about a 1/2" is all that is required to remove a skimmer cup.
It's nice to have a little more.

That sca 301 will certainly work and it is easy on the budget. ( It's really easy to spend someone else's money)
Most of the ones I suggested are considerably more expensive.
They are suppose to be pretty good skimmers.

mfinn
04-16-2014, 08:52 PM
And 7" wide is a firm number?

NanaReefer
04-16-2014, 09:49 PM
The intake chamber is 8"x12" 7 1/2 would be max.

mfinn
04-16-2014, 09:55 PM
So a Curve 5 could still be a possibility?

NanaReefer
04-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Starting at $175? Can't do it :(

mfinn
04-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Starting at $175? Can't do it :(

I do understand a budget. ( I just wish I could stick to mine. lol)
The SCA skimmers are suppose to be good ones.

NanaReefer
04-17-2014, 01:04 PM
My Jeep needed some unexpected fixes....there went a little of my upgrade plans. Chit happens! Lol


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mfinn
04-17-2014, 01:42 PM
My Jeep needed some unexpected fixes....there went a little of my upgrade plans. Chit happens! Lol


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JEEP??
I got a Jeep. :)

Herefishyfishy
04-17-2014, 01:58 PM
My Jeep needed some unexpected fixes....there went a little of my upgrade plans. Chit happens! Lol


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You must mean Shrimp happens
:becky:

merritt33
04-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Check out skimz there awesome

NanaReefer
04-17-2014, 02:55 PM
JEEP??
I got a Jeep. :)

Hey I live in the U.P. Of Michigan! Wouldn't drive anything less. 96 Grand Cherokee LT. All time 4WD! Love love my Jeep! 156000 miles and runs like a charm :)


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NanaReefer
04-17-2014, 02:56 PM
You must mean Shrimp happens
:becky:

Yeah that too!! Lol


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mfinn
04-17-2014, 04:04 PM
Hey I live in the U.P. Of Michigan! Wouldn't drive anything less. 96 Grand Cherokee LT. All time 4WD! Love love my Jeep! 156000 miles and runs like a charm :)


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Mines a 04 Wrangler with 162,000

mfinn
04-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Check out skimz there awesome

And which one would the OP want to use, given the size in the sump she has to work with?
And budget.

NanaReefer
04-17-2014, 05:25 PM
And which one would the OP want to use, given the size in the sump she has to work with?
And budget.

None! As they start out at $289! Wow!


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mfinn
04-17-2014, 05:50 PM
I think you should give that skimmer thread a shot on RC.
There are several there that may have a better option, although I doubt you will find any in the price range of the 301.

1guydude
04-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Yup those work! Bit noisy.
I was gonna get the bigger ones. Just wantes something that would last a bit longer. Lots of bubble magus on the auction site too.
D

NanaReefer
04-17-2014, 08:01 PM
I'm not a member of RC any longer. Got scared away several years back-lol.


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mfinn
04-17-2014, 08:02 PM
How soon do you want to order one?

NanaReefer
04-17-2014, 09:26 PM
I plan on ordering on the 25th :)