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Randy Stacy Skimmer


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    acperge - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Randy Stacy Skimmer

    4" Needle Wheel Skimmer

    Has anyone on here every built one of these? I'm looking at the 4" recirculating type. My skimmer pump died and I thought there was no better time to start a fun DIY project. So if anyone has used this type, or knows a better or comparable one, let me know! Also any mods people have made to one like this.
    Last edited by jimsflies; 02-14-2011 at 07:58 AM. Reason: fixed link

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    It's also a good time for a DIY project as you can enter in our DIY Contest for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Unique Corals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acperge View Post
    4" Needle Wheel Skimmer

    Has anyone on here every built one of these? I'm looking at the 4" recirculating type. My skimmer pump died and I thought there was no better time to start a fun DIY project. So if anyone has used this type, or knows a better or comparable one, let me know! Also any mods people have made to one like this.
    Your link isn't working, I think you want this one.
    http://www.randystacye.com/diy_needl...l_skimmer4.htm

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    Thanks! Not sure why that didn't work.

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    That is OK,
    That is a great build should work for up to about 120 gallons

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    So, just for an update on this, I've acquired a Coralife Super Skimmer 220 to band-aid my tank while I build this out.. I'm leaning twoard the recirc version, but beefing up the pvc to 6" and making it quite tall out of sump..

    Anyone have any input on recirc style vs traditional venturi? It seems the recirc would increase exposure to air, and make the skimmer more efficient/effective, but that's speculation on my end..

    Let me know,
    Tony

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