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Old 04-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #31
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well i don't have a biocube so i have it suction cupped to the back of my aquarium. thing i don't know is where the water level should be in it. the bubbles eventually make it to the cup but not alot
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:40 PM   #32
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at one time, air stone skimmers were the only choice. they did work well, but the stones would clog and become less efficient very quickly. you would buy air stones in multi packs, like these-
Protein Skimmer Wood Airstone
and change them out on a pretty regular basis. you still need to feed the skimmer with water, so the new pumps and new designs (venturi, needle wheel...) made the stones obsolete.

my personal opinion of them is just that- obsolete.
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if its anything like my skimmer you have to adjust the cup up and down to get more or less skimmate.
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Mr. X, would you recommend the bio cube skimmer then? or is it a waste of money?
I think I can keep parameters stable with pwc's but just as overkill...
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you said it. you don't need it. it will just take up valuable real estate.
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the reason i asked was simply because i want to design a skimmer and pump it with a venturi and maybe throw a wood airston in there to help make extra bubbles
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you can do that. you can toss a whole bunch of air stones in there and make it a killer skimmer, but a killer skimmer with a bit of maintenance.
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hey if it does the job and it does the job well then why not do the maintenance. you've got to give a little to get a little.

i've also thought about puttign an air pump to the venturi line although i don't know how that would work out, might give of to large of bubbles
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you could even go a step further....google "ozone generators for protein skimmers"
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do alot of people use them :P
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