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Old 07/11/2017, 12:10 AM   #26
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i would cut 5mm off the pipe and see if that helps. i had to cut about 30mm off my pipe as i replaced the pump.
What model do you have? as how do you add a second pump

I added my neck cleaner back. working well, 2 days of skimming





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Old 07/11/2017, 04:15 AM   #27
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i would cut 5mm off the pipe and see if that helps. i had to cut about 30mm off my pipe as i replaced the pump.
What model do you have? as how do you add a second pump

I added my neck cleaner back. working well, 2 days of skimming

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Old 07/11/2017, 08:14 AM   #28
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It is the same one on the 9410, all the skimmers use this now.


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Old 07/17/2017, 12:37 AM   #29
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Thanks Roger.

Just confirming that part 9410.500 will fit the outlet pipe of the 9420 skimmer

https://www.aquariumgallery.com.au/p...ilter-9410-500

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Old 07/17/2017, 10:11 AM   #30
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Yes, it will fit.


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Old 07/17/2017, 06:42 PM   #31
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Old 07/23/2017, 09:50 PM   #32
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I managed to get hold of a 9410.500 off a friend (he has a 9410 skimmer and isn't using this sock/collector).

It seems to have a (very) small step in the 50mm hole and I can't get it all the way onto the 50mm riser. The first part slips on until it hits the step - then it is really tight (read push it on).

Is this expected or is there a trick to making it fit on?


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Old 07/24/2017, 02:25 AM   #33
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I also trimmed 1 inch off the stanard outlet pipe height and the overflow is working as per the video.

https://youtu.be/6vILMf69bvE

The skimmate is from around 24 hours. Not sure if its to late or to dark or what?

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Old 07/24/2017, 10:33 AM   #34
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The video shows it working correctly, that is about the color skimmate I would expect. Yes, the basket fits tight, the pipe is shorter now on the 9415. For the 9410 a reducer bushing is inserted in it and that is removed for 9415 and 9430.


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Old 07/24/2017, 06:12 PM   #35
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Thanks Roger. I measured the inside of the 9410.500 I have. The *larger* part measures 50.9mm, then it steps down to 49mm. Does that sound right? Do I just force it on?

Hopefully my (bad) picture makes sense.




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Old 07/25/2017, 08:31 AM   #36
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You won't force it, just install it until it stops, my main point was you may have to cut the pipe slightly to compensate the slight added height.


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Old 07/25/2017, 05:20 PM   #37
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Thanks Roger. That makes perfect sense.

I was reading the 9410 manual (as it's a 9410 part) and under the section of making the skimmer more silent it suggests lowering the ring to just above the water line - it doesn't mention this on the 9415/30 manual.

None of the pics have it lowered either.

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Old 07/26/2017, 08:12 AM   #38
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On the 9410 the pipe goes completely through the adapter so you can move it up and down on the pipe, on the bigger models there is a hard stop at the top and it can't slide down the pipe.


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Old 07/26/2017, 04:19 PM   #39
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Perfect and Crystal clear.

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Old 08/27/2017, 05:33 PM   #40
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Hi guys,

Did any of you end up adding a drain on your skimmer cup ?

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Old 08/27/2017, 05:37 PM   #41
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I run a 6mm (1/4") JG tube into one of the air holes (has to drill it out slightly) and use a liter meter to pump 2L/day out and into a waste line.

Not the same as a drain line, but does the same thing. If the skimmer ever went nuts and produced more than 2L skimmate/day or the Liter meter failed then the cup could overflow. I could overcome this by adding a float switch into the lid to kill the skimmer should the cup fill I guess.


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Old 08/27/2017, 06:59 PM   #42
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Cheers for the reply Macca !!

Nice idea.

I was thinking either an in line pump through the lid activated by a level switch, or drilling a hole in the cup at a level just below the top of the neck so that it would only drain when the cup is full..... I just want a back up for when I'm not home for a few days.

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Old 08/28/2017, 09:24 AM   #43
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Just be sure to buy a good plastic drill bit, with standard drill bits it can crack, plastic drill bits tend to be a "coarser" pitch and very sharp.


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