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Old 01-03-2013, 09:01 PM   #11
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Look how good this works ! Its the final product , been running for 3 days emptied once, now its running like a 70 dollar skimmer id say !
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:21 AM   #12
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Sweet! It's doing good, like the Solo cup mod.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:43 PM   #13
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Lol thanks! The solo cup is perfect, didnt have to ruin any of my plastic tupperwares!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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Do you have a lot of microbubbles in the tank? I want to try this but I don't want a lot flying everywhere
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None! Just make sure the body of your skimmer is long enough for the microbubles to have sufficient reaction time to flow up to the collection cup
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #16
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None! Just make sure the body of your skimmer is long enough for the microbubles to have sufficient reaction time to flow up to the collection cup
Sweet! I want to try this but still have a lot of questions lol. I was wondering, do you have to have a pipe or something inserted in the reaction chamber to add the aquariums water inside? I thought that if you jus have a cut bottom with the bubbler pushing bubbles upward, the same amount of water will be continuously used?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #17
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Create idea! I've seen this done, but in a different way. Glad it worked out
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Could a skimmer be of any benefit on my fresh water tank to help with surface film?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #19
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Sweet! I want to try this but still have a lot of questions lol. I was wondering, do you have to have a pipe or something inserted in the reaction chamber to add the aquariums water inside? I thought that if you jus have a cut bottom with the bubbler pushing bubbles upward, the same amount of water will be continuously used?
The pipe needs to be there not into the chamber, but just a bit below the tope of hole its in, so the bubbles go up the pipe and fall out into the cup, this pipe is the reason why the waste particles and skimmate is not released back down the chamber into the tank again. Without the neck/pipe this would happen. Seal the pipe on the outside on the bottom to the cap, this is the way u can unscrew the collection cup from the chamber in your tank to dump and clean it out without taking the whole skimmer apart and out of the tank hopes this helps
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #20
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Could a skimmer be of any benefit on my fresh water tank to help with surface film?
Not at all, if you have surface film, try switching your filtration to a sump or a skimmer attachment for the aqua clear hob filters, this will skim the surface layer of water clearing it of foam and other detritus

If u decided to use a diy pvc u can check a vid on youtube how to make a fantastic one, this overflow can work with a diy wet dry filter IMO is the best filtration method for any tank
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