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Old 02-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #1561
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This Hydor 2500 has been on line for a week now. Best skimmer I have ever had.
Is that the 2005? Does it have two foaming pumps?
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Yes, typo, it's the 2005.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:29 PM   #1563
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Yes, typo, it's the 2005.
Thanks. I been wrestling back & forth about skimmers. That Hydor has some good reviews and the fact that you describe it as the best one you have used now has me seriously considering it. Ugghh.
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What kind of water and air do those pumps draw? I can't seem to find any info on that. I would like to get the 3005 if it's truly a step above.
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The 3005 uses 3 of the needle wheel impeller modified L45 pumps to produce foam. They are each rated, when not making foam at 925gph. Just two of these in my 2005 creates foam like I have never seen. 3 ought to be quite a show. I think the flow thru the unit can be pretty high as it uses a standpipe overflow. I have 500gph feeding my 2005 and it could take a bit more. But I could not find any air flow numbers.

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http://www.hydor.com/prodotti/show/f...ist/11#tabelle

Mine has been stable as a rock. I clean the collection cup every few days. I have plumbed the cup to a water jug so I don't have to dump the cup all the time. But since it works so much better when squeaky clean, I end up washing it all down often. This is extremely simple to do as the whole top lifts off using a big O ring. Nothing to unfasten.

I have had to adjust it once when I installed it and that was it. I have a very stable supply flow of water and the air adjuster sets the foam level and it stays there. Stable.

One other thing. It produced dark green skimmate within the first hour of operation. Never had a skimmer start working that fast. Best Craigslist $250 I have spent.
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It says in sump or next to sump on the descriptions I have read. In your opinion Greg could it be installed on the opposite side of the wall from my sump and work as intended?
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It says in sump or next to sump on the descriptions I have read. In your opinion Greg could it be installed on the opposite side of the wall from my sump and work as intended?
Mine works fine out of the sump and that's good because with the recirculator pumps it has a big footprint. You would want to set it up on something to get it a bit higher than the sump water level so it drains properly. If you have the headroom, on top of the sump would be a good place.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:21 AM   #1568
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I have my RedSea 1800 on the other side of the wall above the sump so it drains back to the sump and have an Eheim pump feeding it. Was hoping to do the same with my next skimmer. Pic shows what I have currently.
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That same setup would certainly work with the Hydor unit I have.
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Thanks. I been wrestling back & forth about skimmers. That Hydor has some good reviews and the fact that you describe it as the best one you have used now has me seriously considering it. Ugghh.
Keith ,it sounds like you might be tempted to jump off horses mid stream,..Greg's looks to be about 1/2 the cost of your orca, hmmmmm might be a good selling point,..but on the other hand that orca looks mighty inviting too,... Decisions ,decisions ,..it's all a good thing
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