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Old 12/18/2015, 12:05 PM   #26
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I've had my BK 250 internal for 10 years. I just replaced the old pump with a new RD Speedy 50 watt DC pump. Works great and only goes to prove once again you get what you pay for. I got a decade of use from the old one.


The funnell you see on top of the skimmer is there to vent the exhaust outside. I do this because I use ozone and it also helps to keep the humidity down in my basement which is where my sump is located. You can also see the cup and tray the skimmer effluent pours into after it exits the skimmer. There is a carbon pad layered on the tray and again this is because I use ozone.
Here is the latest video of my tank. It is a year and a half old now.
https://youtu.be/OXlnNycoiJ0

Here is tour of the entire sump and fish room.https://youtu.be/qvKTg663RTo


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Old 12/18/2015, 12:28 PM   #27
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I've had my BK 250 internal for 10 years. I just replaced the old pump with a new RD Speedy 50 watt DC pump. Works great and only goes to prove once again you get what you pay for. I got a decade of use from the old one.


The funnell you see on top of the skimmer is there to vent the exhaust outside. I do this because I use ozone and it also helps to keep the humidity down in my basement which is where my sump is located. You can also see the cup and tray the skimmer effluent pours into after it exits the skimmer. There is a carbon pad layered on the tray and again this is because I use ozone.
Here is the latest video of my tank. It is a year and a half old now.
https://youtu.be/OXlnNycoiJ0

Here is tour of the entire sump and fish room.https://youtu.be/qvKTg663RTo
Very nice tank and setup! For some reason the picture didn't show up.


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Old 12/18/2015, 01:26 PM   #28
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The pic of the skimmer?


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Old 12/18/2015, 01:32 PM   #29
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The pic of the skimmer?
Yes.. It's probably because you linked it from your gallery or something instead of photobucket.


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I can see it fine. I had trouble uploading it but I can see it on my PC and phone.


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Old 12/19/2015, 09:15 AM   #31
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Bubble King Skimmer Users. Post your pictures and skimmer setup here!

Well, may be my pictures was not yet in order but just to share some unboxing pictures of my BK double cone 200+RD3 .

I still waiting my my skimmer to break in. I like this piece of good craftsmanship . Thanks Scott for your assistance.

My Christmas gift for my self;













Next buy will be the Red Dragon 80 Watt pump for my main return pump......

Merry Christmas to all!

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Old 12/19/2015, 03:51 PM   #32
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Here is my new build; Red Sea Reefer 450.

I'm hoping to have this setup wet by next weekend... Can't wait!

I color matched the sump and ATO Reservoir to match the Red/White color scheme of the Royal Exclusiv Double Cone 180 w/ RD3 50w, and the RD3 50w Return Pump.








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Old 12/19/2015, 03:56 PM   #33
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Here is my new build; Red Sea Reefer 450.

I'm hoping to have this setup wet by next weekend... Can't wait!

I color matched the sump and ATO Reservoir to match the Red/White color scheme of the Royal Exclusiv Double Cone 180 w/ RD3 50w, and the RD3 50w Return pump.



Looking good but that little top off tank or refugium over the filter sock compartment will end up being a nightmare having it there. I think you will want easy access to those socks. If anything, I'd try to relocation that to have it over the return section and have The return line go under that little tank unless that sock tray slides out with both socks in it. If that's the case, then that would be convenient enough.


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Old 12/19/2015, 04:22 PM   #34
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Yes, the socks are in slide trays, pull out from under there.


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Old 12/19/2015, 05:31 PM   #35
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Yes, the socks are in slide trays, pull out from under there.
That's good. So what is that tank for?? Top off or refugium?


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Old 12/19/2015, 07:12 PM   #36
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That's good. So what is that tank for?? Top off or refugium?
By design it's a ATO Reservoir, I'll use it for that for the time being.


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Old 12/19/2015, 07:14 PM   #37
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Hi ReefclownMia,

Can you tell me how is the heigh and wide of this return pump chamber ?



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Hi ReefclownMia,

Can you tell me how is the heigh and wide of this return pump chamber ?



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Absolutely:
6" wide
9" tall
16.5" long


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Old 12/19/2015, 07:41 PM   #39
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Thanks for the info.

I am going to buy one of those Red dragon pump too.


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Hello!

Im planning to put my tank to bedroom. Very concerning about noise from equipment. Some people suggest me to buy pumps and skimmer from Royale exclusive. Is it really quiet compare to other producers?


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I have 2 skimmers next to each other and they are both dead silent.


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I have 2 skimmers next to each other and they are both dead silent.
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I have 2 skimmers next to each other and they are both dead silent.
+1. They are dead silent.


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Just got mine today! Initial impression is solid, very well crafted and sturdy. Cannot wait to get it running. Just about have it assembled, only have one question for now! The red tubing that comes w/ it attaches to the pump then we trim it to attach it to the black nipple thing on the skimmer. Correct?
Okay, one more question, are those just extra O rings that come in the pump box??

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Old 12/23/2015, 06:12 PM   #45
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Just got mine today! Initial impression is solid, very well crafted and sturdy. Cannot wait to get it running. Just about have it assembled, only have one question for now! The red tubing that comes w/ it attaches to the pump then we trim it to attach it to the black nipple thing on the skimmer. Correct?
Okay, one more question, are those just extra O rings that come in the pump box??

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The red tubing? I assume you are talking about the ozone tubing. That connects from the pump to the little ozone port nipple next to the wedge pipe. Then you cap it off on the top with the supplied cap. I woudln't cut it though. No need to cut any of the lines or tubes. The extra o-rings are spare ones for the pumps nozzle. If you pop the nozzle off the front of the pump, you will see a thin o-ring on the nozzle that helps hold the nozzle into the pump volute. It creates a tight seal between the removable nozzle and the motor block. The removable nozzle makes it so that you don't need to remove the pump to clean potential salt creep from the Venturi port. You can just pop the nozzle off and clean the port and not have to disconnect the block from the skimmer. Extra o-rings are included just in case you damage one of the o-rings by mistake. It's a good idea to use some silicone lube on any of the o-rings too.

I can't wait to hear your feedback once you get that thing broken in and dialed in. You're going to love it.


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So I need to connect the ozone line from the pump, to the nipple, then cap it off?
Or cap it off at the pump?
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Old 12/23/2015, 09:41 PM   #47
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So I need to connect the ozone line from the pump, to the nipple, then cap it off?
Or cap it off at the pump?
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Either way. The key is to cap it off so it's not sucking water or air. I have my ozone line capped off above the water but from a pump servicing standpoint, capping it off at the pump is easier since it's one less tube to disconnect when you service the pump.


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Corey,
The cap is included, and can be found placed on the upper 1/2 of the standpipe ozone port/nipple.

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Yeah I seen it. I just put it right on the pump. Is that okay?

Here's a picture of it in the sump.
I run this on 240 gallon tank w 20 fish and am going to add 15 more or so. It's in 8.5 inches of water now....running on 35 watts. Where is ideal water level in this thing?

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Yeah I seen it. I just put it right on the pump. Is that okay?

Here's a picture of it in the sump.
I run this on 240 gallon tank w 20 fish and am going to add 15 more or so. It's in 8.5 inches of water now....running on 35 watts. Where is ideal water level in this thing?

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Ideal water level is between 7.5 and 8.5". That is the DC 200 right?? If so, 35 watts may be too high but the skimmer performance will tell you where you need to be based on the foam and skimmate. I think you will need to back it down to around 30 but could be wrong since you have a light load right now. Putting the ozone plug directly on the pump is fine.


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