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Old 08-06-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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It seems to flood briefly when I simulate a power outage. Now have a stable foam level and it seems real stable. Got most of the leaks settled, but for something that had this level of design in it, these crummy seals are for the birds. Other than that, it is a pretty advanced piece of gear. My old 6' tall Venturi of 20 years wasn't this good at producing foam. Most of the skimmers look like you could make them in a shop class about plexiglas. We will see if this more advanced design will work on the long run. I love the throat flush feature.
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It seems to flood briefly when I simulate a power outage. Now have a stable foam level and it seems real stable. Got most of the leaks settled, but for something that had this level of design in it, these crummy seals are for the birds. Other than that, it is a pretty advanced piece of gear. My old 6' tall Venturi of 20 years wasn't this good at producing foam. Most of the skimmers look like you could make them in a shop class about plexiglas. We will see if this more advanced design will work on the long run. I love the throat flush feature.
Good to hear,... I never had any issues with seals etc,..but as I mentioned earlier ,.. It's a real learning curve with these critters,...after using this skimmer for the last six to eight months or so And now that she's settled in now,...id pob not trade it for anything out there,... but at first it was a real challenge,..good luck to you Greg
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Okay...the skimmer has been running 6 days while I was working in Baton Rouge. It is actually pretty brilliant. It is very efficient for it's size and I just used the wash down feature and it works deluxe. Wasn't happy with a few mechanical things, but that has settled out as long as I don't move anything. The old skimmer was slacking and now my corals look better than they ever have. Mushrooms expanded two fold. I am back on track to having "that" tank, but a bit smaller than those 1000 gallon reefs you see. In the late 90's this reef was spectacular, with elk horn coral that was over 2' in diameter, grown from a 2" frag, but early 2000, a chiller failure (couldn't get it fixed for a month) and it all went to heck. Now it is all growing back again, proving that these organisms can rebound fast if only given the chance.
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That's great Greg! Glad it is starting to perform up to expectations now.
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Like we talked before,...I've got a little rebel in me and like to do things slightly out of the ordinary,..so after choosing this same skimmer and running it for the last six months or so,..I'm kinda fascinated by it myself,.....it's got a lot of really cool features,....kinda a tough learning curve but so far so good,....I'm really happy that it's working out for you too.
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Yes, it's very different from the basic model everyone else uses. Somebody used a computer and an expensive set of dies to make these, not just cutting and gluing plastic tubes together. And so far, for it's size it is out performing my old 6' Venturi skimmer.
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