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Old 11/12/2019, 07:27 AM   #3051
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Thank you Slief,

the new SM300 did NOT come with the 90 degree elbow that connects to the red hose for ozone in the fitting that is near the wedge pipe??

SM 250 has this elbow that I am talking about.

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The ozone connection on the 300 goes straight from the ozone nozzle on the pump to the tube connection on the wedge pipe support with no elbow needed. See attached photos below.


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Old 11/12/2019, 08:20 PM   #3052
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Slief,

The tip you gave me of raising the level of the sump for the SM250 is working great. The level of the bubbles was stable before, but now that the sump level is higher I opened the wedge pipe a little more and I see much more particles in the skimate. Thanks a lot.

In addition I have the new SM 300 in sump and have both skimmers working in the system now. the SM 300 is breaking in.
I saw several videos in of people working with SM skimmers at a sump level of 28cm so my SM300 is working at that level and seems to be doing fine. I have the pump set up at 50W, the only thing I noticed is that the bubbles in the SM300 are bigger near the top of the collection cup and the bubbles in the SM250 are smaller. Does the size of the bubbles have anything to do with pump speed?

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Old 11/12/2019, 09:07 PM   #3053
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Slief,

The tip you gave me of raising the level of the sump for the SM250 is working great. The level of the bubbles was stable before, but now that the sump level is higher I opened the wedge pipe a little more and I see much more particles in the skimate. Thanks a lot.

In addition I have the new SM 300 in sump and have both skimmers working in the system now. the SM 300 is breaking in.
I saw several videos in of people working with SM skimmers at a sump level of 28cm so my SM300 is working at that level and seems to be doing fine. I have the pump set up at 50W, the only thing I noticed is that the bubbles in the SM300 are bigger near the top of the collection cup and the bubbles in the SM250 are smaller. Does the size of the bubbles have anything to do with pump speed?

best regards

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Drop the pump speed on the 300 to 46 or so watts. Maybe a bit lower. 50w is too high in my opinion. That will help the bubble size. You want the bubbles smaller. The fact that the skimmer is just breaking in will also impact the bubble size as will the load relative to the skimmer size which with the equivalent of a 550mm skimmer on your size tank will likely be an issue anyways once the skimmers drop the load.


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Old 01/04/2020, 06:39 AM   #3054
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Slief,

here is an update:

I have been working with both skimmers SM 250 and SM 300 in my tank for 2 months now and they are working great. They are skimming more than double the liquid I would export with only 1 skimmer. Skimmers have been working consistently with no issues.

questions:
the wedge pipe of my SM250 is closed more than 50%. it is working fine and skimming well, but I want to know what happens if I higher the level of the water in the skimmer compartment so that I can open more the wedge pipe?

when you open the wedge pipe you allow more flow in the reaction chamber, which means more turnover of water in the chamber correct? is this beneficial to the skimming process or not?

I am thinking that the more turn over in the reaction chamber the more particles the skimmer could trap??

I am now working the SM 250 at a water level of 22cm, I am thinking of highering the level to 25 cms so that I can open the wedge pipe more.

would this be a good idea to try or should I just leave everything as it is now?
please explain me why in you answer.

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Old 01/04/2020, 07:26 PM   #3055
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Slief,

here is an update:

I have been working with both skimmers SM 250 and SM 300 in my tank for 2 months now and they are working great. They are skimming more than double the liquid I would export with only 1 skimmer. Skimmers have been working consistently with no issues.

questions:
the wedge pipe of my SM250 is closed more than 50%. it is working fine and skimming well, but I want to know what happens if I higher the level of the water in the skimmer compartment so that I can open more the wedge pipe?

when you open the wedge pipe you allow more flow in the reaction chamber, which means more turnover of water in the chamber correct? is this beneficial to the skimming process or not?

I am thinking that the more turn over in the reaction chamber the more particles the skimmer could trap??

I am now working the SM 250 at a water level of 22cm, I am thinking of highering the level to 25 cms so that I can open the wedge pipe more.

would this be a good idea to try or should I just leave everything as it is now?
please explain me why in you answer.

thanks

Go ahead and raise the water level in the sump. It won’t impact the performance at all. Opening the wedge pipe has no impact on flow nor does the water level in the sump. Closing the wedge pipe raise the level inside the skimmer just like raising the sump level raises the level inside the skimmer but neither effect the flow. The pump speed is the only thing that impacts the flow rate.


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Old 01/05/2020, 07:28 AM   #3056
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thanks a lot


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Old 02/29/2020, 09:33 AM   #3057
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Hello, I have a 500 gallon total water volume setup and currently run a SM200 with a heavy bio-load. I'm looking to upgrade skimmers and am confused on an apples to apples comparison between the Deluxe and SM series.

I'm assuming that the SM250 is compatible to the Deluxe 300 or should I be looking at the Deluxe 250 in comparison to the SM250? Or am I off on what size I should upgrade to all together, any thoughts?


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Old 03/07/2020, 07:17 PM   #3058
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Hi there looking to join the BK club. if i run a roller mat on a 120 gallon and run the heavier ‘1/2 inch per gallon’ load should i be using the 180 or 150 double cone?


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Old 03/07/2020, 08:57 PM   #3059
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Hello, I have a 500 gallon total water volume setup and currently run a SM200 with a heavy bio-load. I'm looking to upgrade skimmers and am confused on an apples to apples comparison between the Deluxe and SM series.

I'm assuming that the SM250 is compatible to the Deluxe 300 or should I be looking at the Deluxe 250 in comparison to the SM250? Or am I off on what size I should upgrade to all together, any thoughts?
Sorry for the late reply. Had this question been posted in the bubble king form, I would’ve caught it immediately. Our skimmers are very conservatively rated and should be based on the display volume and not the system volume. FWIW, I have a bio load based on our standards is 1/2 inch of fish per display gallon. Chances are you’re SuperMarin 200 is more than up for the task. I ran a SuperMarin 250 on a 500 gallon display (700 total gallons) with over 70 fish in it and nearly a dozen of those were 8 inches plus. And that skimmer could’ve handled a lot more. I would not have run a 300 on that system. If you are seriously considering an upgrade, the deluxe 250 would be better suited for handling a moderate to heavy load with your display size.


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Old 03/07/2020, 09:00 PM   #3060
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Hi there looking to join the BK club. if i run a roller mat on a 120 gallon and run the heavier ‘1/2 inch per gallon’ load should i be using the 180 or 150 double cone?
Tough call there. I probably lean towards the 180 as it’s easier to tune than the 150 but a Mini 160 wouldn’t be a bad choice since it’s set it & forget it where as the Double Cone 150 takes a bit of time & patience to get it dialed in with the adjustable nozzle.


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