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Old 01/14/2008, 07:31 PM   #726
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Is there anyone who answers the phone at Euro Reef? I have been calling and leaving messages for several days and no one has returned my calls. I am looking forward to becoming a ER owner, but if this is how they treat thier customers I don't know if I want one. Any ideas/comments?


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Old 01/14/2008, 07:41 PM   #727
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I apologize for the delays in responding. Our main phone tech has been out sick and it's been crazy busy on top of that!!

Please be sure to leave a name, phone# and time to call when you leave a message. If you want to drop me an e-mail personally with your ph#, I will call you in the morning.

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Old 01/14/2008, 08:21 PM   #728
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MELEV / SPARKPLUG,

Actually the flow rate through the sump does affect skimmer performance. The slower the flow rate through the sump, the larger the amount of NEW aquarium water the skimmer will be able to process with each pass. Your skimmer will be more efficient if you slow the flow rate down to 2-3 times the system volume per hour max.

Hope that helps

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Old 01/14/2008, 10:29 PM   #729
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Which ER to for 75

Hi All,
Im ready to upgrade my skimmer. I'll be moving from a Coralife SS 65. Its currently skimming a 75 w/15 sump in a moderate to light bioload. I wish to increase the load to heavy eventually... thus I want a more efficient skimmer.

I've been looking at the RC series. My budget probably cannot afford anything more than the RC80. I really dont have the option for an in-sump model and thats why im looking at this model.

Would I be better served in modifying my setup to accomodate an in-sump model and getting an RS series?

I hope to upgrade eventually to a larger tank - which is why i'd be hesitant to get a RC80 and relegate it useless when that happens....

Any advice would be appreciated.

Jason


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Old 01/15/2008, 08:32 AM   #730
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A couple pages back someone mentioned that ER was working on quieting down the Gen X pumps. Has anyone heard if they are having any progress on that?


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Old 01/15/2008, 08:38 AM   #731
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There's a post from Jeff Macare in the ER forum about that actually.


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Old 01/15/2008, 01:20 PM   #732
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Optimizing/modding old ER CS12-1

Hi, I need some help.

I have an old Euroreef CS12-1. Its salient specs are 24 inch height, 12 inch body diameter, 4 1/2 inch neck diameter, fed by two needlewheel
SEDRA KSP5000. Neither is recirculating. Skimmer is in-sump.

I will be using on heavily stocked 180 gal mainly sps reef which will also use a chaeto refugium and activated charcoal.

Should I?

1. Clean well and use as is?
2. Mesh mod the impellers?
3. Make one(or both)Sedra 5000 a recirc pump?
4. Consider another brand recirc pump?
5. Other ideas?

Thanks for your time.


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Old 01/15/2008, 01:59 PM   #733
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I'd use it as is and see how it performs before modding it.


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Old 01/15/2008, 02:10 PM   #734
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Re: Optimizing/modding old ER CS12-1

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Hi, I need some help.

I have an old Euroreef CS12-1. Its salient specs are 24 inch height, 12 inch body diameter, 4 1/2 inch neck diameter, fed by two needlewheel
SEDRA KSP5000. Neither is recirculating. Skimmer is in-sump.

I will be using on heavily stocked 180 gal mainly sps reef which will also use a chaeto refugium and activated charcoal.

Should I?

1. Clean well and use as is?
2. Mesh mod the impellers?
3. Make one(or both)Sedra 5000 a recirc pump?
4. Consider another brand recirc pump?
5. Other ideas?

Thanks for your time.
MY ER skimmer is the 12-2 which I converted to RC & it definantly works better that way! MY POS GenX pumps crapped out on me so I am experimenting with the Sicce pumps + meshmod. I had some troubles but due to this forum I am getting closer to having it running. If I was you, I would at least run 1 of the pumps in RC which is what I probably should of done when I converted mine. It's easy to do & then you do not have to go through the expense of buying another pump to feed your skimmer.


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Old 01/15/2008, 05:27 PM   #735
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I've got the CS12-2 and love it. I've been running the meshmod on my Sedra 5000 pumps for 1.5 years. I have to replace the mesh from time to time, but the skimmer works great. It is in-sump. Here's a picture of it from two months ago, right after a thorough cleaning and a tank that had just been treated with Chemi-Clean. The skimmer pulled out 5.5g of skimmate that day. After that, the skimmer looked much more normal with less bubbles. Chemi-Clean can make a skimmer look amazing.




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Old 01/15/2008, 06:23 PM   #736
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So you only use mesh mods on both Sedra 5000's without a recirc mod?
How did you mesh mod?

What is optimum sump water level for your CS 12-2?

Thanks!


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Old 01/15/2008, 06:51 PM   #737
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Anyone use an Eheim 1262 with a Rs135. I am looking for more preformance. I am using a Sedra 5000 with good results. I want to do better.


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Old 01/15/2008, 07:14 PM   #738
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So you only use mesh mods on both Sedra 5000's without a recirc mod?
How did you mesh mod?

What is optimum sump water level for your CS 12-2?

Thanks!
Correct.

http://www.dfwmas.org/Forums/viewtop...highlight=mesh

I have the skimmer section at 9" deep, but put the skimmer on a 3" stand to capture DOCs that may be floating along closer to the surface area.




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Old 01/15/2008, 10:12 PM   #739
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Need some help... I own a older CS8-3+. One pump no longer works and the other is about to go out. Skimmer running on one pump. Anyone here have any recommendations on replacement pumps for my skimmer? It has two of the old sedra 5000 right now. Upgrades?


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Old 01/16/2008, 01:23 PM   #740
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Quote:
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MELEV / SPARKPLUG,

Actually the flow rate through the sump does affect skimmer performance. The slower the flow rate through the sump, the larger the amount of NEW aquarium water the skimmer will be able to process with each pass. Your skimmer will be more efficient if you slow the flow rate down to 2-3 times the system volume per hour max.

Hope that helps

-Jeff
Mark,...Jeff maybe one of you can clear something up for me ?
if my over flow is 600gph and so is my pump what would be the best way to slow the flow of the sump down to 2x or 3x the total system volume ?

ball valve on return pump ?
ball valve on pump and overflow ?

and when figuring in total system volume for a skimmer are you talking about display volume or display & sump total volume ?

right now I'm just using a large open 30gal Rubbermaid bin for a sump with no baffles... and can't afford to build or buy a purpose sump for a little bit.


thanks for any insight.
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Old 01/16/2008, 01:24 PM   #741
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Randy, what kind of overflow do you have now? Is it a drilled tank, or a HOB overflow?


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Old 01/16/2008, 01:41 PM   #742
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Marc, its An AGA RR With the AGA durso kit.
(drilled bottom)

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Old 01/16/2008, 02:53 PM   #743
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You could slow down the flow, but I don't think you need to worry about it personally.


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Old 01/17/2008, 03:44 PM   #744
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So I put my euro-reef rs 135 together today and I have two left over parts! I am pretty sure one part is for controlling air intake, but I have no clue what the other part is. It is a cylinder with two solid round tubes that come out the top. The top also come off the cylinder and one of the soldis tubes comes down from the cap.

I hope that is kind of clear. Anyone have any ideas!!!!!!


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Old 01/17/2008, 03:52 PM   #745
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It almost sounds like a silencer. I didn't know ER skimmers were coming with silencers though. Mine didn't.


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Old 01/17/2008, 04:31 PM   #746
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It is a silencer, I was told by ER that is was a mistake and should have not been in there. I threw mine out.


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Old 01/17/2008, 06:34 PM   #747
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That sounds right because I don't see any place that it would fit! That sure adds a bit of confusion when you are done putting something together and their is extra parts lol ha ha.


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Old 01/17/2008, 07:38 PM   #748
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Wow I wish mine would have come with one. I had to make one out of a pill bottle.


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Old 01/19/2008, 02:27 PM   #749
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Replacement pump for CS 6-1

My Sedra 3500 went dead on my CS 6-1. What would be a good pump to replace it with?
I was thinking of the Sicce or a Sedra 5000. Would these be too much for the skimmer?

I'm using the skimmer on a 54g corner tank.

Thanks!

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Is there a place the silencer can go on my rs-135?


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