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Old 01-13-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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hv1 mod

any one mod the skimmer ?
i was going to replace the rio 800 for a mj 1000
the prob is the ph wont fit in the box
so i was going to
hang the ph right beside the box
run a hose from the skimmer box to the inlet of the mj 100
then run a hose from the output of the mj to the inlet of the skimmer
hoping it will work out
the darn rio is loud

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Old 01-13-2005, 12:34 AM   #2
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If you want to try it, go for it. Just make sure you buy the add-on venturi kit for the MJ1200. The venturi hose that comes with the skimmer does not work for skimming, you need this one:

I heard the MJ1200 fit if you cut a piece of of the box for the Excalibur. Never tried it.

To really make the skimmer scream, use a MJ1200 with no venturi, then add a Mazzei injector on the skimmer's intake pipe to make bubbles. A small Mazzei injector and fitting will cost you about $40, but apparently they work extremely well at producing fine bubbles for skimming.

The Rio 800 works good, and mine quieted down a lot after the first few days. Just something to keep in mind...
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