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Old 08-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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reef octopus skimmers

Does anyone have one of these? I just got the 150 today I would like to ask some ?s about it
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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thinking about getting one too. not very good instructions online for them... i would like to hear what everyone has to say.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:13 AM   #3
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Following also. I may need skimmer eventually too so I'd also like to see the info.
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We have one. The instructions are the worst I've ever seen but once you get them up and running... Absolutely no complaints here!
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Where do you have the water levels on it set both the inside and outside levels. And is your waste gate above the water?
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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The pics should give you some indication as to how ours is set up. The water levels vary but it was just a week of trial and error for us. The discharge sat above water for several months and was irritatingly loud so this week my husband retrofitted a PVC elbow and it now discharges under the water level which significantly reduced our salt creep and evaporation as well as the sound of the waterfall in our living room.
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I have the original NW200 model. I have it in my sump on a platform I made out of egg crate and it sits in about 7" of water. The water/bubble line inside the skimmer is just about the the point where the body tapers into the neck.
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Lol ours sits on a platform that we made out of acrylic.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #9
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I've heard lots of good things about these Skimmers how is yours working for you?
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It works great. Took a week or so to fine tune but it really skims the crap (pun intended) out of our water. Our is rated to 250 gallons so we definitely over skim but it does exactly what it is supposed to do. Just work with it and give it some time.
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