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Old 08-31-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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Do-it-Yourselfers... Protein skimmers

The thought of paying $200+ for a hollow plastic tube and an air-pump (some don't even include the air pump) seems a little ridiculous.

The one in my tank is very simple and sits in the wet/dry. It couldn't have possibly cost more than $10-$20. It seems to work fine.

Has anyone made their own protein skimmer?

We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worshipped will be gone.

And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.

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Old 08-31-2004, 11:06 AM   #2
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Plenty of people have. Google "DIY Protein Skimmer"
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