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Old 01/19/2008, 10:56 PM   #751
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Are those of you asking about silencers doing so because you don't like the sound of air being drawn into the venturi tube, or is it something else?


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Old 01/19/2008, 10:58 PM   #752
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Re: Replacement pump for CS 6-1

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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.

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I replaced the stock pump om my CS6-1 with a Sedra 5000, and it's a totally different skimmer. It really skims well now. I have it on my prop system (maybe 70 gallons total volume). Also added a gate valve, which makes it easier to dial in than the stock riser pipe.


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Old 01/20/2008, 06:10 AM   #753
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Old 01/23/2008, 03:02 PM   #754
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melev- I was talking about it because I recieved an extra part that appers to be a silencer


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Old 01/23/2008, 06:21 PM   #755
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Hey all, I just installed an RS80 with gate valve mod in my sump. This is a new 90g tank with just saltwater in it. I wanted to run the skimmer to make sure it works, but I'm having some issues. I can't seem to get the water to not overflow the cup almost immediately. Its sitting in about 7" of water. I can't even turn the valve fast enough without it overflowing. I did have it working once or twice for an hour or 2 and then it overflows again. Now, it just overflows. Is there something wrong, or is it because there is only saltwater in the tank?


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Old 01/23/2008, 06:26 PM   #756
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It sounds like the gate valve mod wasn't installed correctly. Can we see a picture of it?


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Old 01/23/2008, 06:31 PM   #757
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Is there any water conditioner in there? Any type of additive in the water column?


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Old 01/23/2008, 06:37 PM   #758
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Old 01/23/2008, 06:38 PM   #759
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Nothing in the water....just RODI and salt. Salinity is at 1.025. I can say, there is a funky smell in the skimmer. If that means anything.


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Old 01/23/2008, 06:45 PM   #760
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To me it looks like the skimmer exhaust is too high. That will cause the skimmer to overflow. The water cannot exit the skimmer fast enough.

If you want to keep the gate valve, you will need to shorten the exhaust pipe.

I'd contact ER before you start chopping though


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Old 01/23/2008, 11:40 PM   #761
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Yes it is much too high. I would change it so the gate valve is on the exit side. That would lower the entire thing by pulling the gate valve out of that section.


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Old 01/24/2008, 12:42 AM   #762
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I currently have an RS-80 that i have had for around 3 months...

It seems like I am constantly having to clear the air intake tube... Im talking like 2 times a week..(by using really hot RO/DI and using the air intake to suck it up and clean out the gunk)... The reason I am having to clean it so often is that it seems like the airline is getting clogged, increasing the water/air ratio and sending microbubbles too low, and ultimately out of the skimmer...

Is there a way to mod this or do something so I am not having to constantly purge this?? It happens with or without the air flow adjustment valve...


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Old 01/24/2008, 02:15 AM   #763
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Either your stand is sealed tightly and thus the intake is drawing in moist saltwater all the time, or it is too close to something relatively wet.

What about extending the tube so it draws air from a drier area, just outside of the stand or fishroom?


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:56 AM   #764
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that sounds like a good idea!

does anyone know the id of the tubing used for the venturi air intake?


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I have the "old" style of RS135 skimmer .... with the foam-wrapped exit tube. Is it possible to retro fit that model with the new style of exit tube plumbing?


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:34 AM   #766
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I have the "old" style of RS135 skimmer .... with the foam-wrapped exit tube. Is it possible to retro fit that model with the new style of exit tube plumbing?
I think it depends on what "new" style you are looking at.

If you want to do a gate valve, then it should be no problem.

However, if you want to switch over to the "wedge pipe" design, I don't think thats easily done. I'm pretty sure that the fittings for this are metric, and cannot be used with our skimmers. I asked Chip over at ER about this around 4-5 months ago.

You may want to double check though.

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Old 01/24/2008, 11:38 AM   #767
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Is this a "gate valve" design? This is what I'd like to reconfigure my "old" style RS135 to look like.


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:40 AM   #768
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Yes, that is the gate valve design. It should be no problem to convert your skimmer's exhaust over to this style

The newer ER's come with a wedge pipe design, like the bubble kings and H&S skimmers.

This is how they work



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Old 01/24/2008, 12:22 PM   #769
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I have a DIY gate mod on my ES 5-3....but I have the gate valve on the horizontal piece after the Tee (between the Tee and 90 elbow going down). Is there any reason to switch locations (to below the Tee) ? It seems that the horizontal location would actually control outflow & keep the water/bubble level more consistent...at least I think? Any input?


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Old 01/24/2008, 02:25 PM   #770
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If you look at this picture, you can see how the bend is quite a bit lower than where the water level in my skimmer is. By closing the gate valve, the water level can rise higher. By opening it, more water exits and the water level within the skimmer drops, but it will never get lower than the horizontal section (from the Tee to the 90 elbow pointing down):



You'd think I'd take an updated picture when the skimmer is clean, but I never think about it.


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Old 01/24/2008, 02:37 PM   #771
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How has the gate valve increased the performance? Do you have any air numbers with the mesh wheel upgrade? I am thinking about doing this to my 135.


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Old 01/24/2008, 02:45 PM   #772
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The gate valve allows me to dial it in precisely.

The mesh definitely gives it finer bubbles, but I don't have any specific numbers to share although I did buy a meter.


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Old 01/24/2008, 04:48 PM   #773
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Yes it is much too high. I would change it so the gate valve is on the exit side. That would lower the entire thing by pulling the gate valve out of that section.
I did that. Its working fine at the moment. Although, its ridiculously tight fitting in my sump now. But, we'll see how it goes. Thanks.

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Old 01/25/2008, 02:43 PM   #774
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i have a ? for the euro-reef techs i am looking at getting a rc 180 i looked at getting right from your euro-reef web sight till i saw that you are charging almost $200 dollars more to get it right from you vers getting it from a vendor for $200 less,,, i was wondering why euro reef is charging more to get the skimmer right from them that seem very odd


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Old 01/25/2008, 02:46 PM   #775
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I noticed that also. they skip the middle man to make more money. They are now priced closer to deltec, which is a far better skimmer.


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