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JLAURENCE32
10-15-2008, 09:12 PM
The new Octopus finally started kicking in after a week. Seems to be working well. Nice frothy foam and never needs adjustment. Here's the first weeks worth of goo...

rekn
10-16-2008, 11:56 AM
thats disgusting...so it works pretty good lol.

notchback5.0
10-16-2008, 01:43 PM
Thats a weeks worth of Skimmate???? That doesnt seem like much for an entire week.

Murfman
10-16-2008, 01:54 PM
It is a brand new skimmer, just breaking in.

lmarc78
10-16-2008, 06:01 PM
keep us informed on how you like it, I'm looking to get that skimmer myself.

Murfman
10-16-2008, 06:49 PM
Maybe you should buy mine so I can go bigger!!!!

calvin415
10-16-2008, 06:54 PM
Joe, we'll have to compare when I get mine finally up and going... I've got the Octo 200 Re-Cir... Maybe we can get someone with a flow meter and see what kind of performance each of us are getting? :D

JLAURENCE32
10-16-2008, 09:49 PM
I cleaned the cup and neck yesterday and now it won't make any foam. I also put some silicon lube on the o-ring seal for the cup. Maybe that's affecting it?

lmarc78
10-17-2008, 10:04 AM
what skimmer do you have Murf?



Maybe you should buy mine so I can go bigger!!!!

Murfman
10-17-2008, 10:08 AM
Octopus NW 200. I modded it with the Gate valve and turned it into a Recirc model.

http://www.aquacave.com/reef-octopus-dnw-200-br-recirculatingbr-protein-skimmer-985.html

lmarc78
10-17-2008, 10:12 AM
what is the GPh rated at, I need atleast 300


Octopus NW 200. I modded it with the Gate valve and turned it into a Recirc model.

http://www.aquacave.com/reef-octopus-dnw-200-br-recirculatingbr-protein-skimmer-985.html

Murfman
10-17-2008, 10:54 AM
Two sites I found say it is rated for 400 gallon tanks. I may keep it until I have tested it on the big system. The pump is rated at 750 GPH.

http://www.dtpetsupplies.com/catalog/product_info.php?language=en&currency=USD&products_id=7237

JLAURENCE32
10-18-2008, 11:18 AM
Well the Octopus hadn't made any foam at all for 3 days after the cleaning, so last night I decided to take off the cup and clean off the silicon lube that I put on the o-ring and cup neck. Well guess what, this morning, tons of foam! It's amazing what some things do...