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Old 01/12/2019, 02:12 PM   #3801
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Got it up and running, Im going to get some spa hose from Lowes or menards and redo the counter current but I am very pleased with my purchase. Jeff was great!


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Old 01/29/2019, 06:55 AM   #3802
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FWIW I'm running the SVS-24 with the Vectra M1 at 95% for my 180.

Massive increase in bubbles from the MD 9.5.

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Old 01/29/2019, 07:07 AM   #3803
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Is anyone running the airline feed to the venture from outside of their house?
If yes, how is connected and what are you doing with the hole in the collection cup that normally feeds air from inside the cup?
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Old 01/29/2019, 07:15 AM   #3804
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Is anyone running the airline feed to the venture from outside of their house?

If yes, how is connected and what are you doing with the hole in the collection cup that normally feeds air from inside the cup?

Thanks


I have before and recommend using a t with 1 end connected to the cup and the other to the line outside with a ball valve on this line. This allowed me to bring in the most outside air possible while also bringing in enough moist air to keep the Venturi clear.


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Old 01/29/2019, 07:39 AM   #3805
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I have before and recommend using a t with 1 end connected to the cup and the other to the line outside with a ball valve on this line. This allowed me to bring in the most outside air possible while also bringing in enough moist air to keep the Venturi clear.


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Thank you! I will try it.


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Old 01/29/2019, 02:11 PM   #3806
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Watdachuck can you post a video of the m1 pump on the svs24 ? I plumbed th s1 to it at 100% and getting bubbles but was wondering if I swap it out I would get more bubbles

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Old 01/29/2019, 02:17 PM   #3807
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Sure I'll get one posted tonight when I'm home.

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Old 01/29/2019, 02:35 PM   #3808
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Watdachuck can you post a video of the m1 pump on the svs24 ? I plumbed th s1 to it at 100% and getting bubbles but was wondering if I swap it out I would get more bubbles

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Old 01/29/2019, 02:38 PM   #3809
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Sure I'll get one posted tonight when I'm home.

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Old 01/30/2019, 06:57 AM   #3810
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What sump do you have ?

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Old 01/30/2019, 07:04 AM   #3811
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What sump do you have ?

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From the media reactors rack on the left, this is Berlin sump system mostly from life reef

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Old 03/15/2019, 10:57 AM   #3812
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Cleaning my cup after 3 months use, it is a SVS-24. (v1) with Jebao DCP-6500 running at 70% power

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Old 03/15/2019, 01:31 PM   #3813
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wow, that's some nasty stuff in there.


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Old 04/15/2019, 09:21 AM   #3814
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FYI - Selling my SVS-24 in for sale section if anyone is interested. Open to offers..


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Old 04/17/2019, 06:59 PM   #3815
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Just installed the 24 inch skimmer in my 40 breeder tank. It's a bit much to squeeze into the 20 long sump but it has a bigger home coming in the future.

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Old 04/17/2019, 08:36 PM   #3816
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Just installed the 24 inch skimmer in my 40 breeder tank. It's a bit much to squeeze into the 20 long sump but it has a bigger home coming in the future.

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Welcome to the club Curtis! Is it really a bit much? I think not lol
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Old 04/23/2019, 04:12 AM   #3817
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Hi all ,just ordered the svs2 24 to be paired with the Sicce ADV 7.0 on a 120g.what's the optimum depth to keep this skimmer in?.


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Old 04/23/2019, 06:12 PM   #3818
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the skimmer does not care just keep the pump covered in water
but I am sure you already new that good buy best on the mkt.


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Old 04/25/2019, 05:30 PM   #3819
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Anyone interested in trading lps for a brand new mazzei injector. Bought it thinking I would upgrade but changed my mind.


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Old 05/09/2019, 08:19 AM   #3820
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[QUOTE=Antonee;25583272]Anyone interested in trading lps for a brand new mazzei injector. Bought it thinking I would upgrade but changed my mind.


Darn it just seeing this now! I just ordered a 4" extension for my SVS3-24 along with a Mazzei Venturi. I am pretty well convinced that I am not seeing the full potential of the Vectra M1 with the 24" skimmer and basic venturi model. It will be a fun experiment to see the difference once both are installed. I am expecting more air to be injected along with greater contact time in the extended skimmer body.


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Old 05/18/2019, 12:25 PM   #3821
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Going into beast mode! Can't wait to get the Mazzei on this puppy!!

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Old 05/20/2019, 06:56 AM   #3822
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That was always my only gripe with these skimmers..Although they're great they're just so darn big..Hard to have anything else in the sump because of these.


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Old 08/24/2019, 02:01 PM   #3823
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Media Reactors -

For those of you using the Lifereef Media Reactors, what do you think of them?

I got two originally with my sump back in 2004 and used them for a little while but found them difficult to empty and rinse and they seemed to clog quickly. Now, 15 years later, I'm thinking of going back to them to simplify my setup a bit and save some space. I've been using the double BRS reactor.

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Old 09/22/2019, 06:32 AM   #3824
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Hi. New here. I have an SV 24 in sump skimmer in 8" of water with a mag 12 pump. My problem is my skimmer was running great skimmate just a little wet. Then started producing lots of bubbles. The body of the skimmer is full of bubbles all the way to the bottom. I have opened the gate valve all the way open still all bubbles. What is going on ??


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Old 09/23/2019, 07:33 AM   #3825
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Hi. New here. I have an SV 24 in sump skimmer in 8" of water with a mag 12 pump. My problem is my skimmer was running great skimmate just a little wet. Then started producing lots of bubbles. The body of the skimmer is full of bubbles all the way to the bottom. I have opened the gate valve all the way open still all bubbles. What is going on ??
How long has it been running? They can take a bit of time to break in, but this sounds like it may have been effected by something other than the skimmer. Has anything else been added to the tank when this is happening? i.e. foods, trace elements, aminos, your hands, new pump???

A photo of the body of the skimmer might help as well.


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