Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board  

Go Back   Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board > General > Reef

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:04 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron99 View Post
I have an Omega 150 on my 120 with 40 breeder sump and it is puling dark green crap consistently. I have heard of people using them on much larger systems and being happy with them. If anything, it's overpowered and won't foam well on a smaller system or one with a low bioload in my experience.
We run one on a well stocked 120 display at the LFS here, not pulling what it could. Not bad at all, but I think it could do more.

So hard to really tell though, so many variables. I do have one available to borrow, I could try it.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xenon View Post
Have you considered Deltec?

I was a huge fan of Vertex until I bought a couple Deltec's. Now I use them exclusively in store and only have one Vertex Alpha 250 left to swap out with a Deltec.

The Deltec SC 1455 would be a good choice for you.
I had considered them very briefly, as I couldn't find a local supplier. Deltec have been around since I started reefing and would look at them.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Ron99's Avatar
Ron99 Ron99 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Surrey, BC
Posts: 1,018
Ron99 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquattro View Post
We run one on a well stocked 120 display at the LFS here, not pulling what it could. Not bad at all, but I think it could do more.

So hard to really tell though, so many variables. I do have one available to borrow, I could try it.
They can be sensitive to changes. My foam collapses sometimes when I'm doing something in the tank. I'm assuming from the oils from my skin. Goes back to normal shortly though. It did start to overflow once recently but I pulled the volute/venturi off the pump, gave it a vinegar soak and a scrub with an old toothbrush and it went back to normal again.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:09 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xenon View Post
Have you considered Deltec?
Where do you get your's from?
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Trevor W's Avatar
Trevor W Trevor W is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 141
Trevor W is on a distinguished road
Default

Not to turn this into a vertex omega 150 thread......but I purchased this skimmer and I am just waiting on my build to finish before actually trying it. What I am wondering is if most people are also adjusting the volute as well as the wedge pipe or if most are just using the wedge pipe and not adjusting the volute and is that why they seem to have issues?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevor W View Post
Not to turn this into a vertex omega 150 thread......but I purchased this skimmer and I am just waiting on my build to finish before actually trying it. What I am wondering is if most people are also adjusting the volute as well as the wedge pipe or if most are just using the wedge pipe and not adjusting the volute and is that why they seem to have issues?
That's also a question I have. Nobody I've talked to has brought this up. Might be the reason for the less than stellar reviews.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Trevor W's Avatar
Trevor W Trevor W is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 141
Trevor W is on a distinguished road
Default

Maybe because it is such a new concept that people are not wanting to mess with it to much and just run it full open or closed or whatever and just adjust the stand pipe.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:29 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevor W View Post
Maybe because it is such a new concept that people are not wanting to mess with it to much and just run it full open or closed or whatever and just adjust the stand pipe.
It's possible. Maybe I'll run one for a week and see what I think. Not opposed to going up to the 180i though.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Just watched a review on tht Deltec, guy broke it in 2 places before really using it. Again, German parts = big line of credit at bank
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-24-2014, 03:38 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkoD View Post
I have the csc 250 which is the skimz e series 201.

Works great but I'm not sure if it'll fit your height restriction
Also, what kind of volume you running now? Seems over powered for my tank. 2 pumps??
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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. The time now is 02:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.