Discussion in 'Skimmers' started by rnscross, Jan 18, 2013.
Still like this skimmer mate ?
deffinitely. its the quietest skimmer I've seen or had. Its still breaking in but it is producing alot of gunk. Build quality is great, the perspex used is really thick for a skimmer. couldnt be happier.
I am having a bit of trouble tuning mine, cup is filling up in about 10 seconds no matter where the down pipe is, will try turning the pump down
How deep is it in the sump mate ?
I think i would need to sit mine on something , I'm also thinking about the
R8 U model as well
it is in 9 inches of water, I read 8-10 was optimal. Turning the pump down a notch has it doing what I think it should, bubbles are just reaching the top of the collection neck and slowly dropping over the side, is a ligt brown colour?
Any chance you could raise it so its only in the minimum depth , You might then be able to the up the pump power a tad ?
This would be as much for my research into this skimmer as anything tho mate
I can mate, will give it a go. Can I ask why water level effects it?
I think the internal skimmers are more affected , Less water means more room for the bubbles to travel up the skimmer neck Plus less water pressure ?
I could be wrong .. But worth a shot
How is the skimmer going now mate ?
Really good mate. Pulling some nice thick stuff out
I was told about some flash skimmer that @rnscross picked up & that it was really good!
went & did some home work & thought these things look good, then found this thread & watched with interest.
Few days later a R6i turned up at the door step (no where near big enough for our tank) so we could run it in & see what they are like first hand.
This was sitting in 200ml of water on pump setting 3
The stinky business bit
This is after 3 or 4 days, I had to empty this thing twice while we had it, but it was working its arse off to keep up I think lol.
These things a damn quiet to which is a bonus.
We have ordered a R10i to replace the 2x Reef Octopus skimmers we have now & a DC-10000 to replace the old return pump that rattles & hums but keeps working lol.
Well .....I just ordered an RLSS R10-i skimmer, To replace my very old and dilapidated Reef Octopus ventu 220
Mine is working really well now, pulling some horrible stuff out
Thats good to hear .. For my own reference , What water lvl are you running it in now mate ?
I haven't had a chance to raise it yet so still the same. Looking to raise it an inch or so soon. Working really well at this level though.
If it's going well at 9 inches , I would leave it be , My sump has 17 inches of water ... Will need to come up with some way to raise it at least 8 inches
Lots of egg crates
Lots and lots of egg crate
eggcrate on top of PVC piping is whats usually done.
Great work guys!!!
Thanks for the reviews!!