Reef Central Online Community
Blue Zoo Aquatics

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Sponsor Forums > Royal Exclusiv / Bubble King
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 11/21/2017, 11:30 PM   #151
ReefKeeper64
Pax-Bellum ARID Club
 
ReefKeeper64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa
Posts: 1,100
Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
Iíve used ozone on and off for over 20 years. There was an article I read many years back that discussed it but one of the reasons is that Lignite carbon is more porous and has a greater surface area as a result. This is why BRS indicated that is softer. Itís porous nature makes it that way. The greater surface area and porous nature of lignite make it very efficient at removing excess O3. Itís also lower in phosphates than other carbons. There were other reasons as well but I honestly donít remember that. I always rinse my carbon and when I ran my ozone reactor, that was no exception. You donít run high flow through the ozone reactor so carbon dust should never be an issue. Lignite carbon is also inexpensive and since you use a pretty fair amount of it in the reactor, that is a good thing. And yes, I changed my ozone reactor carbon about once a month. Since ozone oxidizes organics, the carbon catches some of that and I would venture to guess that the ozone also has an impact on the effectiveness of the carbon over time.
Makes sense. I went ahead and ordered a full gallon of Lignite carbon this evening from BRS. Thanks for the background info Scott. I appreciate it.


ReefKeeper64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/08/2017, 02:18 PM   #152
xabo
Registered Member
 
xabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wash. D.C.
Posts: 654
Set up the DC200 this past Friday............here's what I have today one week later:

IMG_0542 by john briscoe, on Flickr


IMG_0544 by john briscoe, on Flickr

IMG_0545 by john briscoe, on Flickr

Sitting in 11" of water..........will make a stand to raise up. Speed 32W.


xabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2017, 02:31 PM   #153
xabo
Registered Member
 
xabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wash. D.C.
Posts: 654
Does this look about right?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3uUcAldRGk


xabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2017, 08:59 PM   #154
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by xabo View Post
Does this look about right?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3uUcAldRGk
Looks good but I think you can lower the level in the skimmer a bit as you are skimming pretty wet. Iíd likely drop the pump speed a couple watts or at the very least, open the wedge pipe a bit.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2017, 10:56 PM   #155
Confuse
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 382
This is my Frankenskimmer!

After my 150g tank crash last year, my bioload was dramatically reduced and my DC 200 became inconsistent. Back when I started the hobby, I bought an RE Alpha 170....WITHOUT the Red Dragon pump! Big mistake! That skimmer never faired too well without its designed pump, so I put the body in storage for years. Until a few weeks ago when I asked Scott if he thought the RD3 from my DC 200 would work on the 170 body....he said yes and to my surprise it has! There is still some fine tuning to do, but the skimmate is a lot more consistent due to the smaller neck size. I was amazed by the versatility of the RD3 as it's used on the DC 180 to the 250 and now on my Alpha 170 and it works! It made it super easy to adjust the foam head with the slight voltage increments. And here it is....






Confuse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2017, 11:47 AM   #156
xabo
Registered Member
 
xabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wash. D.C.
Posts: 654
Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
Looks good but I think you can lower the level in the skimmer a bit as you are skimming pretty wet. Iíd likely drop the pump speed a couple watts or at the very least, open the wedge pipe a bit.
Redid the setup. Made a stand for the skimmer, it now sits in 8-1/2" of water.
Pipe is wide open pump speed is 32.


xabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2017, 12:51 PM   #157
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by xabo View Post
Redid the setup. Made a stand for the skimmer, it now sits in 8-1/2" of water.
Pipe is wide open pump speed is 32.
Once it settles back in you will likely need to close the wedge pipe some. I would aim to have the line where bubbles turn to foam at the white collar where the cup attaches to the body. That would be your driest skim setting. If the foam is rising up the neck really fast, you could go lower or just lower the pump speed a little bit. You obviosly will want to play with the level and speed until you get it where you like it. Every tank and load is different and there is a lot of flexibility in tuning between setting the level and speed.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2017, 12:53 PM   #158
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by Confuse View Post
This is my Frankenskimmer!

After my 150g tank crash last year, my bioload was dramatically reduced and my DC 200 became inconsistent. Back when I started the hobby, I bought an RE Alpha 170....WITHOUT the Red Dragon pump! Big mistake! That skimmer never faired too well without its designed pump, so I put the body in storage for years. Until a few weeks ago when I asked Scott if he thought the RD3 from my DC 200 would work on the 170 body....he said yes and to my surprise it has! There is still some fine tuning to do, but the skimmate is a lot more consistent due to the smaller neck size. I was amazed by the versatility of the RD3 as it's used on the DC 180 to the 250 and now on my Alpha 170 and it works! It made it super easy to adjust the foam head with the slight voltage increments. And here it is....



That pump will kick some serious butt on that skimmer. Looking forward to hearing your long term feedback on it.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2017, 01:19 PM   #159
xabo
Registered Member
 
xabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wash. D.C.
Posts: 654
Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
Once it settles back in you will likely need to close the wedge pipe some. I would aim to have the line where bubbles turn to foam at the white collar where the cup attaches to the body. That would be your driest skim setting. If the foam is rising up the neck really fast, you could go lower or just lower the pump speed a little bit. You obviosly will want to play with the level and speed until you get it where you like it. Every tank and load is different and there is a lot of flexibility in tuning between setting the level and speed.
Okay Thanks...........will keep you posted.

On another note, my bio load is light. I have Three (3) Tangs about 5"-6" each and a small Butterfly.


xabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2017, 01:22 PM   #160
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by xabo View Post
Okay Thanks...........will keep you posted.

On another note, my bio load is light. I have Three (3) Tangs about 5"-6" each and a small Butterfly.
That definiately is a very light load for that skimmer. You will end up having to run it a bit wet to keep it consistent.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/13/2017, 12:50 PM   #161
xabo
Registered Member
 
xabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wash. D.C.
Posts: 654
Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
That definiately is a very light load for that skimmer. You will end up having to run it a bit wet to keep it consistent.
I have to say..........I've owned several skimmers over the years....EuroReef, H&S, Deltec, Lifereef to name a few. This is the first time (that I can remember) that I've seen chunks and gunks of product in the skimmer cup especially while skimming wet.


xabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/13/2017, 01:49 PM   #162
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by xabo View Post
I have to say..........I've owned several skimmers over the years....EuroReef, H&S, Deltec, Lifereef to name a few. This is the first time (that I can remember) that I've seen chunks and gunks of product in the skimmer cup especially while skimming wet.
I guess that means you are loving your new skimmer!

Glad to hear it's working well for you!


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/13/2017, 02:12 PM   #163
xabo
Registered Member
 
xabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wash. D.C.
Posts: 654
Blown away!


xabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/10/2018, 05:12 PM   #164
Asco1104
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 29
Hi everyone Iím upgrading my vectra m1 and reef octopus 150 elite for a 200 double cone rd3 and a 80w rd3 return.



Whatís a good setting for the wedge and pump wattage to start of with?
I read 22cm of water is a optimum height, mine is 26cm so am I best to raise the skimmer up?

Tanks a 750l with about 26 fish



Current sump pic before the new bk goes in, Iím going to a serious tidy up in there first.

Cheers Tim


Asco1104 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01/10/2018, 05:51 PM   #165
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asco1104 View Post
Hi everyone Iím upgrading my vectra m1 and reef octopus 150 elite for a 200 double cone rd3 and a 80w rd3 return.



Whatís a good setting for the wedge and pump wattage to start of with?
I read 22cm of water is a optimum height, mine is 26cm so am I best to raise the skimmer up?

Tanks a 750l with about 26 fish



Current sump pic before the new bk goes in, Iím going to a serious tidy up in there first.

Cheers Tim
Beautiful setup!! The tank is stunning!


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/13/2018, 01:18 PM   #166
Asco1104
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
Beautiful setup!! The tank is stunning!


Thanks itís getting there now. Pic from today




Cheers Tim


Asco1104 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright ©1999-2014