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Old 12/13/2007, 10:37 PM
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thanks.is this what you mean be the "foam breaking" level?

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Old 12/13/2007, 10:47 PM
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Exactly. That line (when fully broken in) I choose to run about 1"-2" from the top of the neck.

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Old 12/13/2007, 10:49 PM
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I just rejoined and bought a RS250 after seeing some photos of it in action. Its been about a week and here's the amount of gunk its pulled in 3 days.

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Old 12/13/2007, 10:49 PM
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Yuck! Your tank must be disgusting. Or was before now.
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Old 12/13/2007, 10:51 PM
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okay thanks. thats the way i used to run my old AP702.

yinger, that is nasty! i hope my rs135 can do the same :P
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Old 12/13/2007, 11:09 PM
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Yuck! Your tank must be disgusting. Or was before now.
lol, yeh serious! I thought this thing was going to be overkill for my tank, but I'm glad i got it.


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okay thanks. thats the way i used to run my old AP702.

yinger, that is nasty! i hope my rs135 can do the same :P
yours will. just give it a week. It did take mine a few days before i was able to pull any type of skimmate. I still don't think mine's fully broken in yet.
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Old 12/14/2007, 10:01 AM
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Does anyone have any recommendations to quiet down a sedra 2500? My bro has a rs80 in his setup but the pumps pretty loud. Is there something that can be done about this?
yeah there are a few things you can do. For the pump, you will need to find some way to prevent it from vibrating against the bottom of the sump. I initially used suctin cups under the sedra and this works well. THe only problem was that the pump and skimmer were now unlevel. So i'm trying out silicon mats used for cooking and placing the skimmer and pump on those. These are the same type of silicon mats that you would buy at a kitchen store and are used to place hot pans on. They can also be trimmed to size. To prevent noise from the airline, build a silencer. THere are some instructions on the previous page. Last is the gurgling noise on the outflow pipe of the skimmer. I plan to resubmerge mine to reduce the noise and then drill a small hole at the top of the PVC elbow to vent the air and release back pressure. Last, keep your cabinet door closed and turn up the TV Hope that helps,
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Old 12/21/2007, 07:38 PM
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This is a bad one. I am the proud new owner of a new RS-100. I have had it for just under two weeks. It is stinking up my whole house! I don't have a small place either at 2500 square feet.

The whole house smells musty...like something is wet. If I take the top off the skimmer...whew!

Any ideas how to combat this? My wife is stressing something fierce.
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Old 12/21/2007, 07:43 PM
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Clean the skimmer cup daily.
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Old 12/22/2007, 12:18 AM
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I do. It still retains this smell underneath the cabinet even when the cup is spotless.
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Old 12/22/2007, 12:35 AM
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Is this on a tank full of curing LR (live rock)? Or is this just a normal reef setup with a new skimmer added?
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Old 12/22/2007, 01:01 AM
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The only thing I don't like about my new RS80 is having to clean the cup twice a day. Nasty foam.

[IMG]http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/120725skim2.jpg[/IMG]
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Old 12/22/2007, 02:03 AM
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This is a bad one. I am the proud new owner of a new RS-100. I have had it for just under two weeks. It is stinking up my whole house! I don't have a small place either at 2500 square feet.

The whole house smells musty...like something is wet. If I take the top off the skimmer...whew!

Any ideas how to combat this? My wife is stressing something fierce.
Get a filter media bag ($2 @ Pethoe) and fill it with activated carbon. Toss it on top of your skimmer collection cup lid. It helps.
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Old 12/22/2007, 10:20 AM
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Problem with my skimmer. I have an ES5-3. It's worked excellent throughout the past 2-3yrs I've had it. I had an issue with the pump sticking once the power went out that cleaning didn't help. Got a new pump and worked fine for the last 5 months.

Problem now is that the unit is not skimming much. It seems that it can't create bubbles, no more than 1/2". Nothing really accumilates in the cup. I've tried adjusting the riser pipe numerous times and has not helped. I also cleaned the unit twice. After the cleaning, it seams to work for the 1st day and then back to not creating bubbles. Each cleaning of the skimmer was durring a H2O change, which of course always makes the skimmer produce more for the 1st couple hours.

Any Suggestions? Thanks, Tim
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Old 12/22/2007, 12:06 PM
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You made sure to clean the venturi right? Maybe salt is building up in there. Also, have you changed foods or added anything to you tank perhaps? When I switched brands of food I saw a huge change in the skimmers consistency. Perhaps a pic will help too.
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Old 12/22/2007, 01:32 PM
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Well, my bad, I cleaned everything but the air intake spout. It had salt build up, drilled it out just now, seems fine now. Thanks!
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Old 12/22/2007, 01:58 PM
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No prob. Every once in a while I will pour hot DI water into the airline of my skimmer to break up the salt deposits. Works well and will buy you some extra time between servicing it.
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Old 12/22/2007, 02:23 PM
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No prob. Every once in a while I will pour hot DI water into the airline of my skimmer to break up the salt deposits. Works well and will buy you some extra time between servicing it.
What I do is fill up a cup with RO/DI and microwave it. Then I insert the venturi tubing into the cup to let it suck the hot water down the line and into the pump. This will melt away any salt creep and remove dust as well.

Keep in mind that your skimmer may fill the collection cup while doing this because no air is getting into the skimmer.
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Old 12/22/2007, 02:27 PM
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Yeah, that's exactly how I do it as well.
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Old 12/22/2007, 06:39 PM
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No, I would not dare cure LR in my living room
It's just my normal reef that has been set up for a few years.
Snow, you are saying to put it on top of the lid? Sort of like baking soda in the refrigerator?
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Old 12/25/2007, 07:16 PM
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Hello all,

I just joined the club with a used ER ES5-3. I am in need of replacement parts asap. ER is not back until 1/3/08 and I need the O-Ring for the Sedra 3500 going into the skimmer body. Any suggestions as to where to get ahold of this without contacting ER?

TIA,

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Old 12/25/2007, 07:20 PM
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If you have the old one, take it with you to a plumbing supply store to see if you can find a match. You might even take the pump to do a test fit while there.
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Old 12/25/2007, 07:28 PM
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I do have the old one, didnt even think of that! I am too christmas(ed) out! lol

Thanks Mel
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Old 12/26/2007, 01:22 PM
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I have a ER RC180 that is being fed by a Mag 3 pump. The pump is throttled down by at least 50%. So I'm using too much power and generating unnecessary heat.
In my quest to lower power consumption and reduce heat, I'm wondering if anyone tried one of the 150gph Eheim pumps to feed the Re-Circ skimmers?
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Old 12/26/2007, 05:16 PM
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I have a ER RC180 that is being fed by a Mag 3 pump. The pump is throttled down by at least 50%. So I'm using too much power and generating unnecessary heat.
In my quest to lower power consumption and reduce heat, I'm wondering if anyone tried one of the 150gph Eheim pumps to feed the Re-Circ skimmers?
I am feeding my RC-135 with an eheim 1048. I am extremely happy with it. It's worth every penny of the price imo.
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