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Old 12/16/2007, 05:22 PM
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Bubble King Mini 200 - 1 week and a half old

Well here is the first Bubble King Mini 200 used skimmer up for sale. Purchased this skimmer new for 1129+shipping from aquariumspecialty.com. They will not do any exchanges until they find something wrong with the skimmer. There is nothing wrong with it, I just can't get it to skim dry. Maybe I need more bioload. My future plans are for a 120 gallon fish only system. Skimmer is rated for 135-265 gallon aquarium. Right now it's just sitting in a rubbermaid container with 90 pounds of rock. Will let it go for $$$$1000 shipped. I am willing to sell it 129 dollars less plus what I paid for shipping for just playing with the skimmer for less then 2 weeks. I also have the reciept showing the date and price of the skimmer. My loss is your gain. Skimmer is superquiet and excellent build in matterials.
I still have the original box, manual, and outter shipping box. Skimmer will be double boxed the same way I recieved it. I am planning to go with a used H&S or Deltec.

Once again price is 1000 firm. Will keep it if I don't sell it for 1000.

Out of the box



Fired up for the first time





After 3 days of skimming




The skimmate was poured on the H&S skimmer collection cup (I already sold that ) and it shows much darker there. I guess Bubble King uses a much more clearer acrylic and also too much white and brighter PVC compared to grey.
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Old 12/16/2007, 05:22 PM
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short video of skimmer just plugged in

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Gzg6ELYomTQ
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Old 12/16/2007, 11:03 PM
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come guys, it's only 100,000 pennies
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Old 12/17/2007, 01:40 AM
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DARN, nevermind, my math is hella off.
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Old 12/17/2007, 06:41 AM
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20,000 nickles and it's yours!!!
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Old 12/17/2007, 02:12 PM
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400 views and noone interested so far?!?!
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Old 12/17/2007, 06:47 PM
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Old 12/17/2007, 07:04 PM
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Old 12/18/2007, 01:59 PM
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bump
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Old 12/18/2007, 02:30 PM
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it's like getting a Bubble King Mini 200 for the price of Mini 180 with Free Shipping!!!!
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Old 12/20/2007, 03:45 PM
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$950 shipped with insurance to 48 states. More than 250 dollars in savings!!!
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Old 12/20/2007, 04:39 PM
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900 shipped???? I got a very good deal on a used H&S skimmer and I willing to let it go for this low so I can buy the other skimmer. 900 is the lowest I can go or otherwise I will keep it.
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Old 12/20/2007, 04:43 PM
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Retail Prices of Mini Series

Bubble King Mini 160 $879.00
Bubble King Mini 180 $999.00
Bubble King Mini 200 $1,129.00
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Old 12/20/2007, 05:00 PM
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how much for the used H&S?
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Old 12/20/2007, 05:15 PM
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800 plus shipping
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Old 12/20/2007, 05:27 PM
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Old 12/20/2007, 06:02 PM
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Damn thats crazy man, nice deal! How silent are these?
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Old 12/20/2007, 06:03 PM
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all PMS replied. Please don't pm me with your offers!! I will ignore them and delete them! First guy paypaling me 900 dollars will get skimmer via ups ground insurers for 1200 dollars
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Old 12/20/2007, 06:07 PM
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I forgot my paypal address is ccnyus@yahoo.com
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Old 12/20/2007, 06:19 PM
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LOL..I was going to send my offer...oh well FREE BUMP.
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Old 12/20/2007, 06:32 PM
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fliger, I have had the chance to play with several American and German brand skimmers and this skimmer is far the quitest than any other skimmer.

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Damn thats crazy man, nice deal! How silent are these?
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Old 12/20/2007, 06:39 PM
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thanks for the free bump

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LOL..I was going to send my offer...oh well FREE BUMP.

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Old 12/20/2007, 07:42 PM
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The skimmer is still breaking in, How do you know it wont skim dry?
Good luck with the sale.
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Old 12/20/2007, 07:47 PM
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The skimmer is boxed up right now and ready to be shipped. I just gave up fiddling with the skimmer after 10 days. Maybe I should have waited a little longer but I don't think I have enough bioload at the moment. The skimmer was skimming 90 pounds of previously cured live rock. My system is not up yet. I am still in the process of plumbing. If you have a sump with constant water level achieved by a precise auto top off, then this skimmer is perfect for you! I am going towards a used H&S recirculating skimmer which will sit outside my sump.


Here is a photo of my unclomplete plumbing
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Old 12/20/2007, 07:55 PM
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There was a thread which I can't seem to find where DeltecRules bought a defective BK Mini 200 from Premium Aquatics where the pump had a bad needlewheel impeller and the pump was ratling like crazy. He returned to the vendor back and the vendor sold it around 880 plus shipping and it was bought in a heart beat. I don't get it. Mine is not defective, skimmer is dead quiet, skimmer produces crazy amount of bubbles but I just can't get it to skim dry and I guess it's due to the amount of bioload and skimmer is still available for 900 shipped!!!!
 

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