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Old 09/13/2018, 08:22 AM   #3726
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looks cool! I really like the color choices!


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Old 09/13/2018, 08:29 AM   #3727
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looks cool! I really like the color choices!
Thanks, I was hoping to match my sump and skimmer stand.






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Old 09/26/2018, 03:30 PM   #3728
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I liked your color choices so much I ordered a 60" skimmer in the same trim. I will post a picture when it arrives!


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Old 09/26/2018, 03:32 PM   #3729
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How's your skimmer been working?


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Old 09/27/2018, 07:25 AM   #3730
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How's your skimmer been working?
Like a champ!

Once I dialed it in, which was quite easy, I haven't touched it since.
No overflows, quiet, it's a workhorse.
Somedays it skims better than others, not because there is a problem, but due to the organic load of the water.

And one of my main reasons was so I could run Ozone. Happy to say setting that up was a snap.

I will never go back to a needle wheel type of skimmer.


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Old 09/27/2018, 04:15 PM   #3731
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If youíre buying new, then I think itís worth it the get the svs3 over the svs2. With the flanged and removable cylinder plate, it will allow you to fully clean the skimmer body when you do your scheduled maintenance. Also, if you decide to upgrade tanks, a simple body extension and a short length of pvc pipe and a coupler are all you need.


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Old 10/03/2018, 07:58 AM   #3732
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Got a shipping notification today....... delivery set for Friday!!!!!


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Old 10/08/2018, 11:51 AM   #3733
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I am happy to say that I will join Lifereef club soon. Ended up winning used skimmer from eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lifereef-ge...O/263967990032

In case RC modifies link, item number is 263967990032.

I was on the fence if I should bid on it, but talking with Jeff removed any doubts I had. To say I am impressed with his service would be an understatement. I wasnt sure of the exact model and sent him few questions. 30 min later he replied with lot more details than I inquired in and sent user guides my way. He even said it is a good buy, which I didnt expect because he isnt making the sale, and wont be making any $ from it. It will need a nice vinegar bath and clean once I get it delivered, but I dont foresee any issues with it.

Looking forward to picking all of your brains shortly. Thanks


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Old 10/09/2018, 08:28 AM   #3734
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Old 10/09/2018, 08:32 AM   #3735
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That's after 2 days. I have it skimming pretty wet but you can see in the waste collector down below it's already pulling! Pretty slick setup and works so much better than my old H&S needle wheel! So far I'm loving old school!


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Old 10/10/2018, 08:40 PM   #3736
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Hello....I just joined the club today....I bought this today and the guy says its a 24....But it measures 30 from top to bottom...Is that the way Jeff measures his skimmers?
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Old 10/10/2018, 08:48 PM   #3737
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The Life Reef Skimmer Club

That's the 30. 24 are shorter. Here is mine.




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Old 10/10/2018, 08:52 PM   #3738
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That's the 30. 24 are shorter.


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Thanks....That's what I thought....


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Old 10/14/2018, 07:04 AM   #3739
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Those of you using the Jabeo pumps, Do you see your pumps isolating any?....I have the 1200 and the water level in the skimmer keeps going up and down...Its setting in my sump BUT only in about 2 inches of water....Any thoughts?
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Old 10/14/2018, 07:08 AM   #3740
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Also Is anyone using a Neptune Cor 20 For there Skimmer?
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Old 10/14/2018, 06:43 PM   #3741
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Those of you using the Jabeo pumps, Do you see your pumps isolating any?....I have the 1200 and the water level in the skimmer keeps going up and down...Its setting in my sump BUT only in about 2 inches of water....Any thoughts?
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Not sure what you mean by isolating.... cavitation, maybe?

Iíve got a Jebao DCT-4000 running full speed on my 24Ē LifeReef in about 8Ē of water... the water line is about an inch above the outlet pipe. My pump is not sitting on the bottom of the sump, though. Itís suspended by the feed hose... picture is better than description:



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Old 10/14/2018, 07:15 PM   #3742
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I turned the pump back to 60% (1700 gph) and its working a lot better...So maybe I had too much water going to it....


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Old 10/14/2018, 07:46 PM   #3743
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Not sure what you mean by isolating.... cavitation, maybe?

Iíve got a Jebao DCT-4000 running full speed on my 24Ē LifeReef in about 8Ē of water... the water line is about an inch above the outlet pipe. My pump is not sitting on the bottom of the sump, though. Itís suspended by the feed hose... picture is better than description:



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Am I reading this right?
Your pump is hanging off your skimmer via flex hose and straps?

That seems like a disastor waiting to happen in so many ways...


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Am I reading this right?
Your pump is hanging off your skimmer via flex hose and straps?

That seems like a disastor waiting to happen in so many ways...


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Old 10/15/2018, 07:07 AM   #3745
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Also Is anyone using a Neptune Cor 20 For there Skimmer?
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Yes, I have a SVS3-24. COR 20, running at 100% works great.












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Old 10/16/2018, 04:00 PM   #3746
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Joined the club!

Obviously bought used... Got a great deal on a 30" svs3! I wish more people took pride in their used equipment when they sell it and cleaned it up before shipping. This thing had a 1/4" of sludge 2" below the flange.

Traveling for work but its soaking in vinegar until i get back on Friday.

This is going on a currently very lightly stocked 280, total volume around 350. It will be running a mag18. Will probably upgrade the height as stocking increases. Thoughts on if it's necessary?

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Old 10/16/2018, 04:07 PM   #3747
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Sludge! Welcome to the club......


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Old 10/16/2018, 04:15 PM   #3748
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Sludge! Welcome to the club......
Haha. Thanks! At the least a quick rinse would have been easy and much appreciated...

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Old 10/17/2018, 05:17 AM   #3749
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That’s pretty sh*tty of them... HAHA


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Old 10/23/2018, 11:31 AM   #3750
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So, anyone using ozone with there skimmer, and do you see a decline in skimmate?

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