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Old 12/29/2007, 07:35 PM
SteveOhh SteveOhh is offline
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New Skimmer

Just bought my first brand new skimmer!!!

Bermuda 5C powered by a Rio 20HF...........probably gonna upgrade to a Laguna, Mag 12 or Sedra 9000, but I had the Rio laying around.

These things are silent!!! Only thing I hear is the return water splashing the water in the sump.

Pics show the skimmer 30 minutes after setup..................









And the world famous Greg Carroll Waste Collector!!!!!!!



Steve
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Old 12/29/2007, 09:31 PM
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carefull on the g carrol skimmmate collector i think that is patent pending.

steve.
bermuda skimmers are so easy to work with its great. good choice.
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Old 12/29/2007, 09:45 PM
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Very Nice love the waste collector
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Old 12/29/2007, 09:55 PM
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looks like a great working skimmer. what is the capacity?
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Old 12/29/2007, 10:00 PM
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up to 500 gallons
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Old 12/29/2007, 10:18 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by wishntoboutside
[B]carefull on the g carrol skimmmate collector i think that is patent pending.
Now that's Funny
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:06 AM
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personally, i am pretty disappointed in my bermuda 5c. it does not require the constant attention of my previous becketts, it is easy to clean, it is quiet, it creates almost unsurpassed skimmate quality and quantity and it has created such an amazing environment that my sps has finally started looking like sps!

i mean...can you imagine how angry i am having to clean this skimmer every other day due to the filth it extracts from my 250g adjusted net volume...just look at this messy disaster!!!

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Old 12/30/2007, 12:12 AM
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personally, i am pretty disappointed in my bermuda 5c. it does not require the constant attention of my previous becketts, it is easy to clean, it is quiet, it creates almost unsurpassed skimmate quality and quantity and it has created such an amazing environment that my sps has finally started looking like sps!

i mean...can you imagine how angry i am having to clean this skimmer every other day due to the filth it extracts from my 250g adjusted net volume...just look at this messy disaster!!!

If you are unhappy with it I will take it off your hands before you destroy it with the HOLY HAND GRENADE
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:21 AM
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If you are unhappy with it I will take it off your hands before you destroy it with the HOLY HAND GRENADE
i think about doing that every spare moment i get!!!

btw: steveohh, take the screw cap off the lid. you will get significantly greater performance. i know, hard to believe...'it gets better than this?'
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...and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and...

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Old 12/30/2007, 12:30 AM
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i think about doing that every spare moment i get!!!

btw: steveohh, take the screw cap off the lid. you will get significantly greater performance. i know, hard to believe...'it gets better than this?'
I'll be more than happy to trade a used rs80 for it
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:44 AM
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Whats up with everyone getting new skimmers i feel so left out.Congrats Steve!
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Old 12/30/2007, 01:14 AM
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btw: steveohh, take the screw cap off the lid. you will get significantly greater performance. i know, hard to believe...'it gets better than this?'
I took the air vent off right after I took pics...........I remember drilling out my ASM caps to vent them & the performance getting better, so I took the plug out & vented this cup.......

Here's the skimmer at 10PM tonite...............what's all this b.s crap about having to break a skimmer in?????





My contribution to the gcarroll waste collection fund......



Steve

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Old 12/30/2007, 10:24 AM
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My contribution to the gcarroll waste collection fund......



Steve
You can do better than that I think it looks like time for more fish
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:58 PM
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Whats up with everyone getting new skimmers i feel so left out.Congrats Steve!
Don't I recall seeing a giant BK tucked in a corner of your man/reef playroom?
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Old 12/30/2007, 01:44 PM
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Well, we all know Jose is a "big balla"................I mean look at that frag tank!!!!!
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Old 12/30/2007, 01:50 PM
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its nice to know that there is more "ballers and players" besides myself on RC.
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:02 PM
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skimmer

I have been checking these skimmers out for a while now,just have not taken the plunge.Might I ask where you got them and how much?[PM?]
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:21 PM
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Eric @ Fragfarmer sells Bermuda skimmers & has the best prices on them..................... 5C for $445.50

http://www.fragfarmer.com/BPS-5C-Ber...mer-p-510.html

You won't be disappointed!!!
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Old 12/31/2007, 03:05 PM
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dang $445.00 buckooroos?? has the Acrylic price gone haywrds? I just wonder why are these high priced skimmer so expensive? does this one even includes pump? I know if i get a porsche, i'm getting their precision autocraft. those acrylic has diamonds in them to make it more sparkle? it must be.....
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Old 12/31/2007, 03:59 PM
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Where else can you get a quality skimmer for a 500 gallon system cheaper?? A Euro-Reef built to handle 500 gallons will run you $1200............

Don't mention ASM because the Bermuda blows anything ASM has ever made out of the water..................

You should know in this hobby, you get what you pay for.........
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:04 PM
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Thanks for the info!!. I have seen a couple of these working and I am impressed.They also have some innovative features on closer inspection.Looks to be a real value for the money in comparison to what else is out there.
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:15 PM
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Old 01/01/2008, 10:02 PM
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Does the 3c compare to the 5c just on a smaller scale? Im looking to get the 3c from Fragfarmer. It will be for my 135.
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Old 01/02/2008, 06:30 AM
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Old 01/02/2008, 01:11 PM
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How much clearance is needed to remove the collection cup on the bps-5c?

Also, how deep can the water level be where I will be placing it in my sump?
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