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Old 12-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Diy nano skimmer idea

Check it out, used a wooden airstone, anyone got any input or thoughts as to how efficient this may be? Its my 10 gal nano with the diy skimmer in the marineland 100 hob filter
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Pretty good idea. You might pull the PVC up to the top of bottom bottle so the bubbles get the cone effect like on my reef octopus. And shorten the top PVC just a hair. Good idea how is it working. I used to run the air one in my nano for awhile till I put a bigger one on.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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I just installed it, the hob filter had to much flow to keep the bubbles in contact time with anything really, it would work with a bigger aquaclear hob for sure as they rise and pour, penguin is a bit different, anyways i moved it into my tank, theres twice as many bubbles now and it seems to be working now ill post an update in the morning with some pics, i just hate how it takes up real estate in my ten gallon
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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Hey if this works, ill give it a try in my 20gal. Could save a few bucks hahaha
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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Hey it works great! Skimming perfectly and everything, you will just have to fine tune ur neck wich pours the foam out in to your collection cup, to the length that works best for your air pumps power
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Haha! That's ****ing great man! Ill give it a whirl when I get home. Post some pics if you can of the skimmate. Also, what size PVC did you use? And did you glue it at all
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Used 3/4 pvc and yea epoxy then all purpose window silicone to seal
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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Not bad man. How did you adjust the height of the tube?
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Cut it with a hacksaw, lol
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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Lol Hacksaw, that's awesome I'm glad it's working.
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