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Old 01-05-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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In your Opinion....

Whats the best DIY skimmer you have built and used. I've been checking out tons of DIY skimmers and haven't actually built one yet. But I wanted to see what you guys thought.
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
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Oh my I want to build a skimmer can you send me the site where you found the info because my skimmer is a piece of garbage.
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:04 AM   #3
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If I were going to build a skimmer, I would probably go with something of the same design as the Aqua C models using a spray injector instead of a venturi. It would be fairly easy to make and they work great with few maintenance problems. I don't have a link to any plans, but I expect a Google search might turn up something. JMHO. Check the links section of this site for DIY links.
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just for starters try...

http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/DIYskimmer.php
http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/diyskimmerplans/
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/DIYskimrfaqs.htm
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If I were going to build a skimmer, I would probably go with something of the same design as the Aqua C models using a spray injector instead of a venturi. It would be fairly easy to make and they work great with few maintenance problems. I don't have a link to any plans, but I expect a Google search might turn up something. JMHO. Check the links section of this site for DIY links.

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/show...threadid=30941

Check out that thread. A guy made a mini skimmer that uses the injection for a nano system, but he said just making it bigger will work for bigger tanks. Its 30+ pages...so theres quite a bit of reading to do.

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