View Full Version : asm 3 mods

04-23-2008, 11:16 PM
Has anyone done mods to a asm3 or know of a web site on how to do it???

04-23-2008, 11:22 PM

Stacy's first thread. good choice I would like info on this too.
Aquaman where you at??

04-24-2008, 06:27 AM
the asm parent site has gate mods and recirc mods intructions as well as the part kits if you want to purchase them there.http://www.asmskimmer.com/mod1.htm
its a weird site so take your time as its hard to navigate and harder to get back to some of the places that interest you.I would recommend bookmark anything interesting when you see it.

04-24-2008, 06:58 AM
I did the gate mod and it is very simple to do. just follow the direction from the site above and you will be good.

04-24-2008, 08:00 AM
I will look for the needle wheel mod and get it posted later.

04-24-2008, 11:23 AM
I used the ASM site for my recirc mod on my Octopus.

04-24-2008, 12:16 PM
lot's of good mods, I might have to try a few

04-24-2008, 12:33 PM
Oh yeah, I also did the needle wheel mod.

04-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Do these mods really make that much more skim ,im already filling my cup on the asm3 about every day and a half ??

04-25-2008, 11:05 PM
Stacy, what color is the skimmate? Pix would be best. You could be skimming a little wet. Are the bubbles in the neck brown?

04-25-2008, 11:28 PM
pics are a little hard to get , but the skim is a nice brown with little chunks cant see through it ,smells horrible and the foam rolling in the cup has a brown color to it also this skimmer is on an agressive tank with large 10-12" puffers and groupers so it is heavily loaded i even have a aqua medic multi sl 1000 skimmer on it and it will fill the cup about every 4-5 days

04-26-2008, 07:37 AM
The gate valve mod only makes it easier to adjust, the needle wheel mod will increase the amount of water that the skimmer can effectively skim. That does not mean that you will get more skimmate, simply that you can skim a larger aquarium.

04-26-2008, 12:34 PM
hey scott do you have any bulk heads that use 1.5 in pipe

04-26-2008, 08:32 PM
I have one with the directional eye... I am getting ready to place an order.... how many do you want?

04-26-2008, 11:43 PM
ok scott i got bored and used two 1inch i had.
are you going to be around sunday i been meaning to come by.