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Old 02-17-2014, 02:26 PM   #11
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I think bulk reef supply gives dimensions.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #12
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I'm with Fort384. I like Bubble magus for the money. I would go a step larger than the one he posted though, for a 65.

I agree - I linked the 3.5 but said the 7 would be even better if he can swing it. I use a 3.5 on my 57 gal and it does well but the biggest you can afford and fit is best.
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I have the Reef Octopus BH100 on my 20 and absolutely love it! I can run it so dry I pull black "butter" out, or wetter and pull a nice tea colored cup out every week. Its very easy to adjust, clean, and it preforms amazingly. If you have any questions about it I'm more than happy to answer. I can take pictures and stuff for you as well once I'm home if you would like!
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I have the Reef Octopus BH100 on my 20 and absolutely love it! I can run it so dry I pull black "butter" out, or wetter and pull a nice tea colored cup out every week. Its very easy to adjust, clean, and it preforms amazingly. If you have any questions about it I'm more than happy to answer. I can take pictures and stuff for you as well once I'm home if you would like!
oh could you do that please!!!!! i would like to see the amount of space it takes up in the tank. i appreciate anything that you can provide.
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Here's some pictures, it's not the smallest in the tank, but it makes up for it in performance



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The LED's don't make it super easy to take pictures haha, so disregard the blaring light
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Thank you very much. If the performance is good, I might consider the BH1000 since the pump is outside the tank.
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That's what the plus to the BH1000 is, but to me it's not worth the extra $50, and honestly I don't even notice its in the tank anymore.
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If you dont have a site handy, marinedepot has the footprint of each skimmer. then you can see which one fill fit where.
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That's what the plus to the BH1000 is, but to me it's not worth the extra $50, and honestly I don't even notice its in the tank anymore.
so i got the BH1000 in the end. the instructions were obviously useless and had to watch a couple youtube videos to see how things should be put together. ran for the first time last night for about 3hrs and already seeing yellow/light brown skimmate but anyways here are my questions:

1) how do you adjust for proper skimmate? right now i'm just moving the box up or down so that the bubbles are just touching the neck of the collection cup. even with that i end up with very very wet skimmate. other skimmers that i have used so far use the adjustable air valve, which i don't use because the silencer in place (or show i be using the air valve that came with the unit?)

2) the position of the outlet pipe: should it be below my water level or above my water level?
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so i got the BH1000 in the end. the instructions were obviously useless and had to watch a couple youtube videos to see how things should be put together. ran for the first time last night for about 3hrs and already seeing yellow/light brown skimmate but anyways here are my questions:

1) how do you adjust for proper skimmate? right now i'm just moving the box up or down so that the bubbles are just touching the neck of the collection cup. even with that i end up with very very wet skimmate. other skimmers that i have used so far use the adjustable air valve, which i don't use because the silencer in place (or show i be using the air valve that came with the unit?)

2) the position of the outlet pipe: should it be below my water level or above my water level?
1) By adjusting the height of the cup, you shouldn't be restricting the air intake, the silencer should be on it. It only takes very small movements on the cup to adjust. Let it break in a little more, it'll get easier to adjust.

2) Under the water, mine has a microbubble catcher on the outtake and its under water.

And I instructions are not that great lol, especially coming from the highly regarded 'Reef Octopus' haha
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