tunze 9002 skimmer... again
Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:54 PM
11.4g mr aqua freshwater planted
100w titanium heater
fluv mini Co2 setup.
Glass bell diffuser
Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:07 PM
Is the air line trapped or kinked? Is it bubbling but not foaming?
so i did the airline mod for this skimmer, and i have to say... it works WORSE than before. i really just want to break this thing and throw it away. now its not even making any foam at all.
I had a bit of trouble getting mine going but after the airline mod, it was easier to dial in.
It's all about water level and air flow.
That's where I have mine set - any less and it doesn't collect anything, much more and it needs emptying daily and is only lightly coloured skimmate.
This is where I keep the bubbles set. Almost halfway up the tube. Where the dry bubbles barely overflow into the collection cup. I'm still trying to figure out the optimal level. If anyone has a better idea I would love to know.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:45 PM
i really regret doing this 'airline mod that makes the skimmer so much better' - it broke it!
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:05 PM
It should be making bubbles without a doubt. I'd like to see the video and also the setup. Also is the motor seated correctly in the housing? I just don't see the mod breaking the skimmer. And you can always go back to stock. The mod is VERY staright forward and shouldn't break the skimmer.
Please post video. And show set up an valve.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:42 PM
Your inbox is full Fluffeh.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:19 PM
Edited by Singlefin, 11 March 2012 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:54 PM
Trust me, I went, thru the same thing.
Father and Son
35 Gallon Custom Built AIO, and Custom Stand, Kessil A350 Tuna Blue, Cadlights PLS50 Elite Skimmer,2 IM Media Reactors,InTank Media rack and 2 MP-10's for flow. Tunze ATO. Star-Board Bottom.
Livestock is mostly LPS and Chalices with a 6 year old pair of B/W Clowns.
Set up on 5-16-14
Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:30 PM
I've had a 9002 in my bc29 for about three years now and it took me several months of screwing with it before I got it dialed in. But once it was, it's been great. It pulls out Singlefin's #45 pic amount on my heavily stocked bc29 every couple days. If you can get it dialed in, it can be worth it's weight in gold. Just my experience and maybe some hope for you.
Other things that gave me the problems you are having:
-Water in clear elbow and or tubing that connects pump to line. Just pull it apart and physically blow out water. Put back together.
-Snail or garbage blocking up pump inlet. Disassemble and clean pump.
Just my experiences.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:48 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:39 AM
I also did something else. I have StevieT's media basket in my BC 29. The problem that I was having was that I had to add so much water to get the level right for the Tunze to work that it was starting to overflow from the front of the tank into the rear chambers and I was getting water creeping around the top of the rim.
Since the StevieT skimmer cup rests on top of the water director of the media basket I trimmed the raised channel piece of the water director to allow the skimmer cup to rest flat on top of the basket instead of the channel part (hope that makes sense). This allowed me to lower the Tunze in chamber two by~ 3/8 inch so I do not have to raise my water level quiet as high.
Edited by 2 Dogfish, 17 June 2012 - 06:43 AM.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:03 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:14 PM
Thanks for the welcome Singlefin! Yea I set up the tank 4 years but never took the time to learn enough to mak the tank great ....at least I hope I can make it great
Separate noob to the forum question....what is he best way to track threads I have replied to. Hate to miss a question posted by another person that was directed to me.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:28 PM
At the top of the page there is an options tab to click on. Just above the first post one the page. Click on it and you can track the thread among other things.