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    Reef Octopus BH-1000?

    Anyone using this skimmer?
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    Is lil Miz 26 gonna get skimmed or what!? Yuppers it arrived today. Now assembled and sitting on the tank. Now I have to make some fresh SW just to fill it as this beast would surely drain my tank-lol.
    I'll keep everyone updated once she's running. Hope it's not to big!?






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    Sweet looking skimmer. I like octopus skimmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPisces View Post
    Sweet looking skimmer. I like octopus skimmers.
    You think it's to big for my 26? Lol
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    No. If you want anything in your system to be too big, its the skimmer.

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    i have the BH 100 and love it..the only thing I dont like about it is the pump is in the tank instead of being on the outside.

    othwerwise, great skimmer.
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    I run that skimmer, Its great on my 90 AIO
    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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    Finally someone who's actually running one!! Lol Any pointers on how to fix the intake cup so it actually surface skims? Besides lowering my water level. I've already shortened the adapter and the cup is as high as it will go. Still to much of the vents sit below the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    Finally someone who's actually running one!! Lol Any pointers on how to fix the intake cup so it actually surface skims? Besides lowering my water level. I've already shortened the adapter and the cup is as high as it will go. Still to much of the vents sit below the surface.
    That was the first thing I took off and threw it away. Then I cut some of the length off the intake tube. I made this overflow weir for the skimmer intake to sit in







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    WOW! Don't think I'll be going that route...but you've done an excellent job on that weir for sure.

    It's actually doing a good job on skimming the surface, must have just needed a lil more time. Could you tell me what that small drain holes is actually for? Seems to be taking away from the foaming action. You see it in this video, draining directly into the return. LMK please.
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    i havent the foggiest reason why a manufacturer would put a small hole there draining the bubbles from the reaction chamber into the return..
    makes utterly no sense to me... i would cover that hole..

    if thats some sort of overflow protection, then hats off to the retard who though up that method... FAIL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skimmy View Post
    i havent the foggiest reason why a manufacturer would put a small hole there draining the bubbles from the reaction chamber into the return..
    makes utterly no sense to me... i would cover that hole..

    if thats some sort of overflow protection, then hats off to the retard who though up that method... FAIL!
    ROFLMAO!!! Epic fail!!!
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    Maybe thats for when you remove the collection cup, it can just drain till the cups replaced so it dosn't over flow foam when cleaning the cup out. Just what I would think it's for, maybe not a fail.
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    Even with the cup in there it drains out that hole and then the foam goes right out the return and into the tank.

    Anyways I've put a piece of duck tape over it and will see what happens.
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