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Old 10/24/2017, 10:50 AM   #2951
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Came across this forum and wondered if someone could please give me some advice.

I have a bubble king 180 that I am having an issue with. I have came down three separate mornings now to find my skimmers water level as dropped all the way down with hardly any foam at all , if I turn off skimmer and turn back on it returns to normal operation with no other adjustments at all.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11/07/2017, 05:08 PM   #2952
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Is there any news on the new Royal Exclusiv Micro skimmers?

http://bit.ly/2iF71FN

I'm looking for a good solution for my Red Sea Reefer 170, but most BK skimmers are way too oversized. This micro one might fit the bill.

I'm currently running a NYOS Quantum 120, but hoping for something quieter.


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Old 11/07/2017, 06:38 PM   #2953
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Is there any news on the new Royal Exclusiv Micro skimmers?

http://bit.ly/2iF71FN

I'm looking for a good solution for my Red Sea Reefer 170, but most BK skimmers are way too oversized. This micro one might fit the bill.

I'm currently running a NYOS Quantum 120, but hoping for something quieter.
No word yet. Keep an eye on the Royal Exclusiv forum for official news.
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745


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Old 11/07/2017, 07:01 PM   #2954
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No word yet. Keep an eye on the Royal Exclusiv forum for official news.
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Old 02/08/2018, 10:18 AM   #2955
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slief,

I have a BK 250 SM Skimmer in my 600g system.
I have 30 fish now, 10 of them big tangs that produce a lot of waste.
I see that the skimmer has two pump ports at the base. one is used for the RD pump.
is it possible to conect a 2ndo pump to the same skimmer??
I would like to increase the efficiency of the skimmer and keep water more oxiganated?
I have seen some models with two pumps

I wish I woudl have bought the BK 300 SM but I did not.

please tell me what you think

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Old 02/08/2018, 11:10 AM   #2956
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slief,

I have a BK 250 SM Skimmer in my 600g system.
I have 30 fish now, 10 of them big tangs that produce a lot of waste.
I see that the skimmer has two pump ports at the base. one is used for the RD pump.
is it possible to conect a 2ndo pump to the same skimmer??
I would like to increase the efficiency of the skimmer and keep water more oxiganated?
I have seen some models with two pumps

I wish I woudl have bought the BK 300 SM but I did not.

please tell me what you think

thanks
That skimmer is designed for a single pump. The 2nd port is there for people who need to relocate the pump for different sump configurations. Adding a 2nd pump will screw up the skimmers performance as it would decrease the contact time within the skimmer which would make it unbalanced and far less efficient. The bubbles would rise twice as fast and they would burst at the surface instead of creating better foam. There is no reason to do that either. I have the same skimmer on my system with over 70 fish. 10 of them are tangs are other fish that are well over 8" long. I feed very heavily and would assume I have a much heavier load than you do and I would never think about adding a 2nd pump. And for the record, the SM300 would most likely have been too large for your load. The SM250 could handle MUCH more than you are throwing at it. You aren't even close to the end of it's capacities. In fact, i wouldn't even run the SM300 on my system becaue I don't feel I have a heavy enough load to keep it consistent without having to run it really wet. You have to realize these skimmers are very conservatively rated. At the low end of the the tank size range (and our sizing is based on display size not system size) it's assumed you would have a heavy load and a truly heavy load is 1/2" of fish per display gallon.


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Old 02/08/2018, 12:22 PM   #2957
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Old 02/08/2018, 12:53 PM   #2958
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Old 02/08/2018, 01:15 PM   #2959
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WOW you're making me feel bad for running my SM250 on a 300 display with only 5 big tangs...


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Old 02/08/2018, 01:30 PM   #2960
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WOW you're making me feel bad for running my SM250 on a 300 display with only 5 big tangs...
LOL.. Well to be honest, the SM250 wouldn't have been my first recommendation for that load.. I would have leaned towards the SM200 or Deluxe 200..


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Old 02/08/2018, 01:45 PM   #2961
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embarrassed to say but when I first bought it I had it on my 180, it's always worked well for me though and keeps all my nitrates at basically 0. Every once in a while it'll get wonky but for them most part it's set and forget. I can skim wet or dry reliably anywhere from a full cup of dark green water in a day to straight sewer sludge if I set it dry but that takes a week or two to get good and thick and is on the inside of the neck as much as it is in the cup. I generally clean the skimmer twice a week with the cup about 1/4 full of funky liquid and good coating of sludge on both sides of the cup riser.


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Old 02/08/2018, 01:46 PM   #2962
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embarrassed to say but when I first bought it I had it on my 180, it's always worked well for me though and keeps all my nitrates at basically 0. Every once in a while it'll get wonky but for them most part it's set and forget. I can skim wet or dry reliably anywhere from a full cup of dark green water in a day to straight sewer sludge if I set it dry but that takes a week or two to get good and thick and is on the inside of the neck as much as it is in the cup. I generally clean the skimmer twice a week with the cup about 1/4 full of funky liquid and good coating of sludge on both sides of the cup riser.
It'll still work fine as you have found. It's just overkill and your more limited to skimmer much more wet than if the load was much higher relative to your skimmer size. On the bright side, you can add a ton more fish and your skimmer will thank you for it!


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I"m actually getting ready to redo a bunch of stuff in the tank and as soon as it balances back out there are about 10-20 more fish going in. All smaller schooling types but that should still give it a little more to do.


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Old 02/12/2018, 09:42 PM   #2964
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I just hooked up a BK SM200 in my new tank set up. It is spewing microbubbles like crazy and I can’t get it to stop. I have tried turning the pump speed up and down. I’m keeping the water level inside the skimmer right below the collection cup. The skimmer is sitting in 8” deep water.
Will this stop as the skimmer breaks in? Any tricks for getting it to stop? If not, I’m going to have to get a different skimmer because it’s messing with my auto top off sensor


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Old 02/12/2018, 10:27 PM   #2965
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How long has it been running, and how old is the tank? Microbubbles are usually only an occurance during breakin, or when pump speed is too high.


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Old Yesterday, 05:00 PM   #2966
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How long has it been running, and how old is the tank? Microbubbles are usually only an occurance during breakin, or when pump speed is too high.
To add to what Marco said, micro bubbles will also occur on a newly setup tank or in the case of a skimmer that is grossly oversized for the load. Let the skimmer break in and the micro bubbles should subside provided you have some fish in the display. If you have no fish or load in the system, there won’t be any proteins/dissolved organics to bind the bubbles together into foam. The bubbles binding together helps them rise since more bubbles bound together result in great bouncy which gets them up the neck instead of some of the bubbles getting drawn out the effluent. As such, micro bubbles from the skimmer on newly setup tanks is very common and expectable until there is sufficient load or organics in the system to allow the skimmer to operate properly.

Also, with an SM200, I would suggest running the pump betweem 28 and 32 watts as a starting point.


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