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Old 05/31/2018, 07:24 PM   #2976
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Hi, wondering if someone might have the answer to my question. Can the Bubble King DC 130 be used the the RD3 DC pump? I see that the 180 can but I can't seem to find info on its use with the 130.

I am looking for a skimmer to use in my Reefer 425XL and I've been told the 180 is too much for my system and the 130 is a better fit. I really want the skimmer to have a DC pump. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 05/31/2018, 09:40 PM   #2977
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Hi, wondering if someone might have the answer to my question. Can the Bubble King DC 130 be used the the RD3 DC pump? I see that the 180 can but I can't seem to find info on its use with the 130.

I am looking for a skimmer to use in my Reefer 425XL and I've been told the 180 is too much for my system and the 130 is a better fit. I really want the skimmer to have a DC pump. Any help greatly appreciated.
thanks!
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The RD3 cannot be used with the Doube Cone 130. Itís too large. The AC Red Dragon pump is a time proven pump that happens to be a great pump. That said, there may be a variable speed DC style skimmer pump coming out that will work with the Double Cone 130 in the not so distant future but we donít have details or a release date let alone know what model skimmers will be supported.


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Old 06/01/2018, 03:49 AM   #2978
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Old 08/09/2018, 03:32 PM   #2979
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A controllable pump on a skimmer is no necessary


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Old 08/11/2018, 06:20 AM   #2980
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Slief,

I have been trying to adjust the water level on my Super Marine but the tube does not let me do a fine adjustment. I just turn it 2 millimiters and the water level rises 10cm and goes to high and skimmer skims to wet.
I am not sure if the wedge shaped tube needs some maintenence so that I could turn it more without having such a drastic rise in water level?? it is so sensitive that it does not let me higher the water level 3 -4 cms, a minimum turn highers the level around 10cm

can you also tell the me were is the recomended water level in the skimmer??

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Old 08/11/2018, 01:36 PM   #2981
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Slief,

I have been trying to adjust the water level on my Super Marine but the tube does not let me do a fine adjustment. I just turn it 2 millimiters and the water level rises 10cm and goes to high and skimmer skims to wet.
I am not sure if the wedge shaped tube needs some maintenence so that I could turn it more without having such a drastic rise in water level?? it is so sensitive that it does not let me higher the water level 3 -4 cms, a minimum turn highers the level around 10cm

can you also tell the me were is the recomended water level in the skimmer??

Thanks
The wedge is sensitive. especially when you have it closed too much. If you have a light load in your system, then you might consider setting your sump level to about 9.5" so you can open the wedge up more. Other things that cause the wedge to me too sensitive is running the pump at too high a wattage or salt creep plugging up the venturi port at the nozzle.

Ideally you want to be between 36-40 watts. Between 9-9.5" sump depth and no more than 1/2 closed on the wedge pipe. If you are closing the wedge more than half way, you should raise your sump level. I normally recommend setting the line where bubbles turn to foam at the base of the neck. If you have a light load relative to the skimmer size than you may want to go 1/2" above the part where the cup attaches to the body.


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Old 08/12/2018, 06:34 AM   #2982
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