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Old 11-14-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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Skimmer Box Idea

Just browsing the cpr site and came across a cpr intank fuge. Thought to myself if i cut some teeth in the top it would make a good skimmer box. Plus the powerhead would keep the water going thru it all the time.
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It would probably work although I don't see the need for the powerhead if you are intending to use it for a surface skimmer for a HOB protien skimmer. You'd defeat the purpose of having the surface skimmer by running the PH on it IMO. I wonder if one of the Aqua C surface skimmer boxes would work for you? They are already set up for a skimmer and are intended for use with a MJ1200 or, the larger model, with a Mag 3.

If you were intending to use it as an internal overflow skimmer, I wouldn't trust the suction cups to keep it attached. I'd probably add some kind of bracket or drill it for a nylon bolt just to be safe.
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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no not for a skimmer just a standalone skimmer box. i guess if you have top water circulation the water will just naturally go thru it. Since i dont have an overflow tho it would just be in the corner of the tank collecting surface scum. Also have a flat piece inside the box like acrylic with holes in it, kinda like a cheese grater to collect the surface gunk.
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OK...hmmm...I'm not really sure how that would turn out. I guess you'd just have to try it and see how well it worked. You could always revert to using it as an in tank fuge if the skimmer thing didn't do what you wanted it to. So, it wouldn't be a loss either way.
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