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Old 08-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
 
Just do me one favor before you set it up. Give it a bath using vinegar and water, alittle scrub down. This will remove the acrylic resin on it and allow it to operate normally almost immediatley.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
 
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well i got that skimmer today and let me just say that you get what you pay for....its small as hell and looks really cheap.had to mod it a smidge to get it to fully work.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #13
 
Yeah I figured I would have to do something to clean it up. The pet store recommended using baking soda to clean stuff before I used it bmy tank when I got it and it left a residue on the glass so I think I'll def use the vinegar this time. I had to scrub my tank with a sponge to get it off. I think it will be plenty for my tank as its only a 55 gallon and I'm not getting into keeping a real coral tank yet. What modifications did you have to make to it before you got it running correctly?
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
 
Yea, I figured you'd have to do some modification to get it to fit your exact sump correctly. But figuring PVC pipe would make this a snappy job. The pump is the actual important part of the skimmer. How is it?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #15
 
Well I ordered it online so will be like a week or so before I get it. So basically just some simple plumbing then to get it to work then. My tank sits on a big wooden table so I was going to put it down underneath.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #16
 
Yea, its all in the way you situate the skimmer and where the pump sits. Should be easy pvc mod from the looks of it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
 
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Yea, I figured you'd have to do some modification to get it to fit your exact sump correctly. But figuring PVC pipe would make this a snappy job. The pump is the actual important part of the skimmer. How is it?
after letting it run for a lil bit its actually kickin some serious foam and bubbles! i guess good can come compact.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #18
 
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i just bought the bottom one 3 days ago.ill let you kno how she runs
I'm soon putting my GSP in a full marine tank, and need to get a skimmer also. I know this is probably a dumb question, but can you tell me what part of the one you bought (on ebay) goes in the tank, what sits outside the tank? Do you have a picture. This would really help me, because I just don't know how those work. I have a fluval 405 filter and will be getting a 55 gal. Thanks much!

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #19
 
The pump sits in the sump, the body sits outside the sump. Its not a hang on back style skimmer though. Its for sump use.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
 
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I'm soon putting my GSP in a full marine tank, and need to get a skimmer also. I know this is probably a dumb question, but can you tell me what part of the one you bought (on ebay) goes in the tank, what sits outside the tank? Do you have a picture. This would really help me, because I just don't know how those work. I have a fluval 405 filter and will be getting a 55 gal. Thanks much!

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the hole thing sits in the tank but the collection cup is above the water.its really simple to set it up.it came pretty much all together.put the pump end in the in end of the skimmer and put the cup on and done.ill get a vid tomarrow.
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