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Old 12-26-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Reef Octopus nwb 150 from aquacave...

I just recently bought a reef octopus nwb150 skimmer from aquacave. I am upgrading from a coralife superskimmer on my 110 gallon tank. I should notice a prety big differance in skimming quality right? I hope this is a good skimmer and hope I am not dissapointed. Any input is greatly appreciated Thanks!
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Octopus brand is supposed to be the best from what I have heard.
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You will notice a huge improvement. Just keep in mind that a new skimmer needs a week or two to break in. I've heard of folks cutting down on that time by cleaning with a white vinegar bath, followed by copious water rinses. That will remove the manufacturing oils and coating of the new plastic/acrylic.
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I love my octopus skimmer, NW-150
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You will notice a differance,I really like my octopus 250.
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Got the skimmer in but havw a few questions. What's the adaptor piece for and ho deep should the pump be in the water also should I add a piece of pipe to thr outlet for the clean water to dump into nmy return section . Let me know asap pleasse thanks
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The instructions should tell you how deep to set it in the water. I want to say 8-10", but it's been a long time since I set it up, so you should confirm.

YOu don't need to add any pipe, just let the water dump.

Not sure what adapter piece you're asking about.
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one more thing...whats the easiest way to clean my collection cup. meaning do I need to shut my pump off everytime I do it? Or is there shortcut or easy way to get the bubbles down low enough to empty it then replace it after cleaning
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I don't turn mine off. Just take the cup off and go clean it, then replace it. You shouldn't be bubbling enough to overflow the unit with the cup not in place.
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