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Old 03-25-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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skimmer power

i am looking at removing my skimmer pump and operating it via gravity.

moving sump to basement. tank over flow will have a head hieght of apx 8 feet. skimmer is an aqua-c 120 anyone familiar with this type of application.

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Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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Peppermint Shrimp:
Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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well you'll need to see what kind if preassure you hava at the pump output. see max head rating. check if you get the same pressure flow with you gravity feed. if not, you'll neef a booster pump.
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:47 PM   #4
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kind of guessed that. i guess i would need an inches of water vs psi to get a figure along with a flow rating. also has anyone done this before? the idea is to eliminate the pump altogether. trying to offset the upgrade to mh lighting, from an energy stand point that is. also would like to simplify things.
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Peppermint Shrimp:
Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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