Wtb Bigger Skimmer...

phishx

In Memoriam
since apparently i cant seem to mod my currently skimmer none... i guess i will just buy another... simply what i was trying to avoid :hmm5:

looking for a skimmer to easily be able to skim between 200-400 gallons... feel free to post what you have or PM me... prefer USED as opposed to paying near full price...
thx a grip
-See
 

Bebo77

Premium Nonpaying Member
i Have a Barr Sk1220 for sale...

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http://www.barraquatic.com/standard_skimmers.php
 

bergzy

New member
gabe,

did you ever use the barr?

did you like it?

besides the noise, size and large amount of electricty it used...what were the positive points about it? :)
 

Bebo77

Premium Nonpaying Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9255060#post9255060 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by bergzy
gabe,

did you ever use the barr?

did you like it?

besides the noise, size and large amount of electricty it used...what were the positive points about it? :)

i used it for a month or less... it worked great but i did not have the time or patience to tweak it... i wanted to put it inthe back of my sump but it was a pita to get back there as often as i wanted...

i liked the ozone and Ca effluent line that were built into the skimmer... it was easy to adjust. its very well built... great skimmer... i just though the deltec was easier to run as its pretty much plug and play....
 

Jar*Head

Premium Member
I think BAR aquatic and MRC are great skimmer just using too much electricity. Unless i have the solar roof :). I used to run the MR3 in my 150g with MD70 RLT, i love it... till the electric bill arrived
 

Bebo77

Premium Nonpaying Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9255405#post9255405 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by bergzy
whatcha lettin' the barr go for?

pm me!?!?!?

pm sent




<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9256783#post9256783 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by REEFER714
I think BAR aquatic and MRC are great skimmer just using too much electricity. Unless i have the solar roof :). I used to run the MR3 in my 150g with MD70 RLT, i love it... till the electric bill arrived

reefer what pump did you use on the skimmer?
 

phishx

In Memoriam
lolz... man gabe, i asked for a skimmer, not some new age lazer turret :D
i think i better go with something a little more easy to work with since i seem to not know the first thing about skimmers in the first place...

hey xoshagsox what is the hight and footprint of that skimmer?

ALL PM's replied... thx
 

Jar*Head

Premium Member
Bebo, i use the Iwaki MD70 high pressure pump. I think the pump use 296w.... :(. I got plenty of fine bubble and lots of dark skimmate.
 

phishx

In Memoriam
HAHAahAHha....
check out the "Tank of the Month"!
they have the same "Custom" skimmer stand as me :lmao:

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gregm5

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9257757#post9257757 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by phishx
should you always use a pump stronger then the pump recommended or does that just depend?

anyone know this question?
 

bergzy

New member
i also use a iwaki 70rlt on my reefconcept 830 beckett skimmer. incredible amount of fine bubbles, incredible amount of skimmate (2+ gallons per day) and yes, it is tricky to fine tune!

i would recommend one pump larger than what is recommendedby the manafactuer as i got a HUGE difference in performance when i went from an iwaki 55rlt to a 70rlt...of course...that's another 100 watts but the 55rlt barely pulled anything out while the 70rlt just kills with foam that i shut it down for about 9 hours per day because there is nothing left to skim after that for the day...
 
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