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Old 01/06/2008, 09:57 PM
azrednex azrednex is offline
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500g skimmer plans wanted

I posted in DYI and my local forum but not much luck yet.
I'de like to DYI a needle wheel type skimmer for a 500g total volume system I'm planning. I'de also like to hear recommends for manufactured skimmers for this volume.
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Old 01/06/2008, 10:29 PM
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I have a Barr 5220 twin Beckett running off a Pan World 250 that does a good job
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Old 01/06/2008, 10:59 PM
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I have a Dart NW for my 500 gallon tank. Heres a pic.....

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Old 01/06/2008, 11:21 PM
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my dart nw for my 600 gallon mixed reef

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Old 01/07/2008, 07:12 AM
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Elliot, maybe I could come see it sometime.

The other two look exactly what I'm after. Do they work well?
Who built them?
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Old 01/07/2008, 08:48 AM
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azrednex, anytime, ygpm
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Old 01/07/2008, 10:02 AM
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I have a dart NW skimmer built by Orca protein skimmer.com for my 300 gal display tank with 125 gal sump.
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Old 01/07/2008, 10:05 AM
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This is the skimmer installed.I placed a 2 liter bottle of coke next to it to give you an idea of how large it is.
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Old 01/07/2008, 11:18 AM
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How is that skimmer working out for you Steve? What is the Reaction chamber height?
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Old 01/07/2008, 02:49 PM
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you may take alook this one http://www.aquaticsystemsdesign.com/...s.rnw.10.12300
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:57 PM
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it works very good.I am very happy with it.It produces a steady nog.I never get the skimmer going nuts when I do a water change or over feed.It skims very steady.I always had problems with my other skimmers overflowing when I would shut the power off and then turn it back on,water changes,things like that.I have it skimming a bit wet but not very wet.I find when using the wet neck option the top of the skimmer neck stays cleaner.You still get some crud but no where near what it gets without the wet neck on,so I do see that it works.When you say the chamber do you mean from the flange to the top of the skimmer (where tho foam falls over)?Thats about 11 1/2"
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:26 PM
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I have a dart NW skimmer built by Orca protein skimmer.com for my 300 gal display tank with 125 gal sump.
I'm gonna assume this is a custom skimmer. I couldn't find anything on the website for one this size.
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Old 01/07/2008, 06:22 PM
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.When you say the chamber do you mean from the flange to the top of the skimmer (where tho foam falls over)?Thats about 11 1/2"
From the base of the Bubble plate to the base of the Cone would be the reaction chamber.
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Old 01/07/2008, 07:14 PM
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go to light and equipment and look for reeflo skimmer. alos go to manufactor for sequence. great articles. I spent all day checking this skimmer. I think I read over 30 pages.
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Old 01/07/2008, 08:16 PM
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Steve skimmer is made by Protein-skimmer.com and not Sequence Reeflo.

AzRednex, His site does not have info on the Dart skimmer.This is all he has posted on there.......


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Old 01/07/2008, 10:13 PM
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I think I may have found some local help.

Thanks everybody
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Old 01/08/2008, 10:32 AM
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Here is the link to his site.His prices are very good.I paid less than the reef flow model http://www.protein-skimmer.com/galle...e=2&shopperid=
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Old 01/08/2008, 10:40 AM
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46bfinGA the chamber is 20".I am getting a good amount of small bubbles.The skimming is very consistent.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:36 AM
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azrednex I tried to pm you back but your box is full.
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:22 PM
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If your stopping by Elliott's place you should drive the extra mile to my new place and you can take a peek at my Dart NW skimmer that was custom made by Spazz and Bill Wann of Volcano Skimmer fame. LMK
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:36 PM
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evolust, I'm going on record that when you sell your big Dart NW skimmer, I'm first in line (notice I said when, not if, just investing in the future )
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:12 AM
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This is a DIY dual Beckett running off a Sequence Marlin. Its design I based off of the Barr skimmer.

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Old 01/11/2008, 10:11 AM
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wow thats an awesome DIY skimmer.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:26 AM
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You did a nice job on that skimmer pcostanzo
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