Hey, im very new here and to the sw
experience so please excuse my lack of knowledge(but thats why i am here anyways, to learn more!). OK, so in a act of the moment i pulled my 20g out of the closet today and bought some salt and some so called "live" sand, which is now in a murky mixture in my tank along with my lights, heater and my awsome aqua-clear 110!
I'm pretty sure i know enough to cycle my tank, so right now im just thinking of equipment. I have recently (today) put in a order for a
and some fancy digital thermometer.
So all i can think about im missing right now is a protein skimmer, which i have learned can be very costly. So in a act to try and save me a few more bucks i would rather spend on fish, i came up with this idea to make a skimmer out of my old aquaclear 110.
Now im not exactly sure of the precise purpose of a skimmer, other than to remove wastes on top of the water! so I will try and describe it the best i can.
Take a tube about 2" wide sealed at one end, and have a grill like top( so fish dont go in!) and have my aqua-clear intake tube to sit inside my skimmer just slightly below the water level so water on the top of the tank goes down the skimmer tube( which is suctioned to the tank wall), then up into the Aqua-Clear filter!
How does this sound, PLEASE add.
after doing some more googeing it has come to my attention i need bubbles to help the skimmer, so if i just put a difuser at the bottom of my skimmer tube would that do the trick?
If someone can tell me exactly how skimmers are sopose to work that would be awosme, thanks