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Old 12-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #111
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Sorry for all the questions but what makes the 200 better? the fact that it has the controllable pump?
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #112
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And I guess is that a good price on the bubble king? It is basically half off for being 3 years old? I might be getting caught up in the hoopla of it being German and 1300 originally? I don't know if any skimmer is worth that much in my eyes which if it is worth that then it should be a great deal at half off
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The air draw of the BK is over twice that of the 2 Octo models you are considering. It will perform better.
A good price, is what you feel is good. It's $1200.00 new. I think half of new is a fair price for used equipment.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:37 PM   #114
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Okay, and with the much smaller footprint of the bubble king vs the 200 which is comparable I think I am convinced that I will be happier with the bubble king vs the less expensive reef octo.

Is there anything I should look closely at when inspecting the bubble king before I hand over the money? Is it innaproroparate to ask a seller to run it for a day or so before I come to make sure that it is preforming properly?

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Old 12-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #115
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Na...If the thing turns on, it's going to work. I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless it's cracked up or looks abused. I don't think people who go out and purchase $1200.00 components for their tanks take poor care of them though....and if it's got a new Red Dragon 1500 pump on it, you are in good shape. See if he has the receipt for that.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #116
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yeah def grab the receipt. dont the red dragons have a lifetime warranty on them?
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #117
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I will make sure to see if I can get the receipt
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:05 PM   #118
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Well after getting the runaround I decided to just go down to my lfs a few days ago and pick up a reef octopus dcs 200 and so far I love it, and am very confused at the same time. They give pretty decent instructions on setting it up but after getting the sump level correct and everything in their I will dial it In so that the big bubbles are popping on the top, it runs great for hours and then I will go check on it and the skimmer cup will.be filled with water. I'm struggling with figuring the dialing it in part. It is definitely pulling all sorts of junk out so I know it's working but the overflowing part is stressing me out
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Skimmers take time to dial in. Open the pump up as far as you can and let it do it's thing. Slowly start closing it off after a week. A new skimmer has to work the oils off from manufacturing, just like feeding oily foods can make it over flow as it is currently.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:13 PM   #120
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Should I put the drain tube on the cup and just let it drain back into the sump?

And should I crank the pump up to full and open the gate valve all the way?
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