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    DAS EX-2 : 24 hours later

    We got the the skimmer hooked up last night and so far are impressed. It is still breaking in, but has pulled out a little skimmate. We knew we had to have a skimmer stand to elevate the standpipe output over the edge of the sump. To solve this we found this nice handmade bamboo tray. […]

    We got the the skimmer hooked up last night and so far are impressed. It is still breaking in, but has pulled out a little skimmate. We knew we had to have a skimmer stand to elevate the standpipe output over the edge of the sump. To solve this we found this nice handmade bamboo tray. It’s actually meant for flatware, but the different sections make it incredibly strong. 

    DAS Testing 

    Since it was going to be on a hard surface we picked up these rubber feet to eliminate vibration and quiet it down. We placed a bunch of them on the underside of the DAS base plate to disperse the pressure.

     Rubber Feet

    Here it is showing the direct feed from the overflow and the whopping 1mm of tea  skimmate.  It is directly behind the stand and sump, and fits in nicely.

     DAS Plumbing

    We just did our first dose of KZ’s Coral Snow… Besides the obvious cloudiness it definitely had an effect on the skimmer’s foam head. We’ll be following up to this post in a few days with our results.

      

    6 Comments

    1. jeffry r. johnston
      April 8, 2008 at 9:07 PM | Permalink

      Every time I read DAS-EX, I think of early 90s hip-hoppers Das EFX. Am I the only one? lol

    2. jim carson
      July 9, 2008 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

      Funny of all the skimmers you can chose from you chose DAS EX, you think you would chose a rare European type. Who made that tank? and where is it built?

    3. Travis H
      January 4, 2009 at 1:06 AM | Permalink

      So where is the follow up to this article?
      Pics please.

    4. January 6, 2009 at 6:12 PM | Permalink

      Hi Travis,

      A follow up is slowly on its way. I’ve been meaning too, so I appreciate the reminder 😉

    5. ziyaad
      February 18, 2010 at 7:21 AM | Permalink

      follow up?

    6. Anonymous
      February 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

      follow up?

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