Originally Posted by noteworthy
My skimmer has just stopped getting gunk as well. It's a seaclone 100. El Cheapo. Any other mods I can do to help it? Right now I drilled a hole and put a tube in the intake with an airstone. It worked great for a few months. Now it isn't gathering anything. Not foaming enough.
Should I toss this thing out the window or can I salvage it?!?
Ive been looking into DIY
skimmers and mods lately..
Ive seen alot of complaints about the seaclone (and some complete overhalls of them on other forums).. It would take alot of modifcation to make it a great skimmer but.. I think it could be done.. you might want to search around for skimmer mods for it..
Ive seen a reserculting DIY
needle wheel mod. for the seaclone 100 (dont ask me to find it because that's one fast moving forum and Ive lost it, or the moderators there removed it for cloging up bandwith)
they basicly put the seaclone on top of a pvc
main skimmer housing, plumbed a reculating loop for the needlewheel (took water from the bottom of the main housing and pumped it right back in just above that level on the other side), fed about, in your case 75gph (power head with a ball valve on the output) into the main housing up closer to the riser cone, and put a pvc
gate valve on the output to fine tune it.. the closed loop was powered by a mag 5 with a needle wheel modification on the impeller (he drilled out a circle from one of those flat plastic type horse brush, and put a air line into the input water line with a air controll valve)..
greef.. thats about as good an explination I can give for what I read.. sorry if thats tough to follow..