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Old 04-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #91
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That little skimmer is rated for almost 400 gallons? What pump comes with it? What skimmer is that exactly?
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #92
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That little skimmer is rated for almost 400 gallons? What pump comes with it? What skimmer is that exactly?
Yeah lol, it's called a turboflotor blue 3000, the pump it comes with is rated at 2500 litres(700 gallons) an hour.
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Interesting. I'd like to hear how you make out with that.
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Interesting. I'd like to hear how you make out with that.
So u think I should give it a go? I can always upgrade it later on if it's not doing a good enough job, was planning on getting a bigger sump sometime down the road too.
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It just doesn't look like any skimmer that I have seen that's rated for 400 gallons. They are usually giant when you get to that kind of rating. I can't speak for it's efficiency though, as I don't have any experience with that particular skimmer. I used to have an old turbofloater 1000 years ago, that worked ok, but I would not have used it on a 250 gallon tank like the manufacturer suggests. I'd try it if the price is ok.
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It just doesn't look like any skimmer that I have seen that's rated for 400 gallons. They are usually giant when you get to that kind of rating. I can't speak for it's efficiency though, as I don't have any experience with that particular skimmer. I used to have an old turbofloater 1000 years ago, that worked ok, but I would not have used it on a 250 gallon tank like the manufacturer suggests. I'd try it if the price is ok.
Yeah I understand what your saying, i think I'm gonna go for it, I'm not gonna go crazy with this tank as far as stock (corals and fish) as I'm still learning new things about it all, I'm planning on upgrading a few things next year when I understand a lot more, so bigger sump and better skimmer will be two of those things if this skimmer ain't cutting it.

Another thing if you can help, with the bulkheads do I glue them in? Or will the nut and rubber be good enough to make it water tight?

And thanks for your help so far, I appreciate it.
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Go finger tight put water in them and then tighten them just until they stop leaking use a flashlight u don't want to break the tank which can happen if u tighten them to far
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I would use some silicone lubricant on the rubber gasket (this stuff-
Amazon.com: Silicone, Dow 732, Clear, 3Oz. Tube DC-732-CLR-3: Patio, Lawn & Garden)
, but yes, it's just a hand tighten that does it.
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Yeah I was wary of tightening them up too much, I have some aquarium safe silicone here so I might just go round them with that for extra peace of mind.

Just hooked up my lights 2, and wow their bright, very happy with them so far. Their at 10% in the pic.
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Don't use silicone caulk. Use silicone lubricant. The lubricant won't cure.
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