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Old 06/02/2010, 12:30 AM   #551
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Thanks Ksed. Tank looks good. I'm getting a little algae on the rocks but not much. I don't have any snails or hermits to mow it down. The tangs and angel pick at it, but don't really go after it much. My filter sock picks up a lot of dirt, I end up changing it every third or fourth day. Maybe that's why I don't get much skimmate?


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Old 06/02/2010, 08:36 AM   #552
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Could i get a recommendation on a BK skimmer for a my current set up (150gal sps tank) with a 300gal upgrade as soon i as next spring (2011)

im thinking if i could down tune a bigger one and bring it over to the 300 gal as soon as i am ready to move it over it would be cool.

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ps-= size, room no prob, under $2000 please
I would look at the Super Marin 250. This one is easier to restrict back than what the Deluxe or Alpha's seem to be. While it's still going to be "big" for the 150, I think you will be able to get it to work just fine. Once it's on the 300, it will absolutely rock!


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Old 06/22/2010, 03:58 PM   #553
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Hi everybody...

For those who has bought SM250... can you help me please telling me if the silencer/air intake is correctly installed in mine? please notice in my pic that part...


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Old 06/22/2010, 04:32 PM   #554
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For those who has bought SM250... can you help me please telling me if the silencer/air intake is correctly installed in mine? please notice in my pic that part...
Connect the other end of the silicone tube to the small, red part on your volute.


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Old 06/23/2010, 03:38 PM   #555
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Does anyone know the difference between the BK Supermarin 300 and the BK Delux 300 internal skimmers? I plan on ordering one of the two. Which one would you get and why. Thanks!


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Old 06/23/2010, 03:44 PM   #556
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The 300 Deluxe is a standard cylinder, with cone neck and bubble plate. This unit has a single Red Dragon pump based off of the Askoll 2000 motorblock.

The Super Marin line is the latest and greatest from Royal-Exclusiv, using a 300mm body just like the Deluxe, but also incorporating a a cone coming off of the bubble plate, feeding into the cone neck. The SM300 utilizes two pumps, a Red Dragon based off of the Askoll 2000 motorblock, and a slave Red Dragon based off of an Askoll 1500 motorblock.

Personally, I would go with the Super Marin, as that is the most efficiently designed skimmer on the market in my opinion, including the full cones.


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Old 06/24/2010, 12:51 PM   #557
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Old 06/27/2010, 08:04 AM   #558
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The 300 Deluxe is a standard cylinder, with cone neck and bubble plate. This unit has a single Red Dragon pump based off of the Askoll 2000 motorblock.

The Super Marin line is the latest and greatest from Royal-Exclusiv, using a 300mm body just like the Deluxe, but also incorporating a a cone coming off of the bubble plate, feeding into the cone neck. The SM300 utilizes two pumps, a Red Dragon based off of the Askoll 2000 motorblock, and a slave Red Dragon based off of an Askoll 1500 motorblock.

Personally, I would go with the Super Marin, as that is the most efficiently designed skimmer on the market in my opinion, including the full cones.

Just adding that both have diff that may sway you to them, SM brute force.
Deluxe smaller footprint, and tuning. You get more options with the deluxe like the telescoping wedgepipe that the SM does not have, and controll of exhaust which the SM does not have. Correct me if i am wrong jeremy but the newer deluxe has somewhat of a cone as well does it not?


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Old 07/01/2010, 04:33 PM   #559
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I have a Gen 1 BK 160 and was wondering if there are any upgrades available for it?


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Old 07/01/2010, 05:15 PM   #560
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Not that I know of. Only upgrade is to buy a new skimmer


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Old 07/02/2010, 08:41 AM   #561
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Other than the silencer, nothing changed on the Mini 160 when they went to Gen 2, only the 180 and 200 had changes.


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Old 07/02/2010, 01:30 PM   #562
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General question. I have a BK mini 200. The unti does NOT have a sticker for water level. How high should I keep the level inside the unit in order to produce good foam?
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Old 07/06/2010, 08:53 AM   #563
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I would recommend running the transition from water to foam right at the seam where the cup sits on the body. You might find for your system that you will want to go maybe .5" higher, or .5" higher, but should be right within that specific area.


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Old 07/06/2010, 09:26 AM   #564
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Extending the air intake

I bought a BK 300 deluxe and love it. I am having a bit of a problem though with getting fresh air in my fish/frag room. I am in a townhouse and putting in a vent would require a truckload of questions and extra bs with the association.
I was thinking of extending the air intake on the skimmer to bring in some fresh air. Is there a rule of thumb to the distance you can go without effecting the
skimmers performance? Would 20 ft of air line be a problem?


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Old 07/06/2010, 10:48 AM   #565
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20' of tubing will not be a problem as long as you do not restrict it at all. I would recommend going with 1/2" pvc if possible, or even 1/2" PEX pipe and use that. You can then restrict down to the 3/8" tube at the skimmer.


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Old 07/07/2010, 03:45 PM   #566
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I have ~300G reef system with medium to heavy bio load. Currently, I am using ATI BM250. It works alright, but I am looking other skimmer to improve. I know BK is the best and most expensive skimmer on the market. which BK will be the best fit for my setup?
and how much is the replacement pump if it fail after warranty expired?


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Old 07/08/2010, 09:24 AM   #567
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OK, here is my dilemma. I currently have a Alpha 250 which I love. I also have the opportunity to purchase a Bubble King Deluxe 300 External. Which I've always wanted an external skimmer. Do you think I should make the switch to the BK? My total volume of water is 200 gallons for now. My system is 80 percent sps and the rest lps.


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Old 07/08/2010, 10:29 AM   #568
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@gigiba, Are you looking for internal or external? Let us know and we can make some recommendations for you.

@ricwilli, I would say stick with the Alpha 250 in my opinion, but I prefer internal skimmer over external, just my prefernce. A 300 series skimmer from BK is going to be a lot of skimmer for your total water volume.


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Old 07/08/2010, 03:43 PM   #569
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Old 07/09/2010, 01:59 AM   #570
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I am looking for internal.

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@gigiba, Are you looking for internal or external? Let us know and we can make some recommendations for you.

@ricwilli, I would say stick with the Alpha 250 in my opinion, but I prefer internal skimmer over external, just my prefernce. A 300 series skimmer from BK is going to be a lot of skimmer for your total water volume.



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Old 07/09/2010, 01:49 PM   #571
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@gigiba, The Super Marin line is the latest and greatest from Bubble King. In my opinion, it's the most well designed skimmer available on the market, including the full cones. I would recommend taking a look at the Super Marin 250 internal for your size setup. There is no need to go up to the 300, as it's just going to be more than what you need.

The Deluxe 250 wouldn't be a bad option either, and you have a little more room for adjustment with it due to the telescoping wedge pipe. Other than that, you're not gaining much over the Super Marin line, and will actually get more performance out of the SM.


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Old 07/11/2010, 10:44 PM   #572
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Hey Taz Now you need to find one for either me or my son or I will never get my tank up and running lol....

thanks a lot for getting it first


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Old 07/11/2010, 11:14 PM   #573
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Old 07/11/2010, 11:14 PM   #574
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hi everybody, im joining the club with a super marine 300, actually im making my sump, so what is recommendable water level for this skimmer?
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Old 07/12/2010, 10:43 AM   #575
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What is the actual footprint of the Mini 180?


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