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Old 02-06-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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DIY Skimmer

Heres the new in sump skimmer. After about 3 days it is finally starting to froth. Just in time, my crappy skilter stoppped working last night. Good riddance. Cost me about 10 bucks in parts, but I did have the air pump, powerhead, and I salvaged the large clear tube from an unused water filter housing.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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Looks nice. One suggestion, the pipe that comes into the bottom, find a "Street 90" to slip over that and direct it at an angle to the side of the tube. Try to make a little bit of a cyclonic flow in there. That will increase the contact time of the bubbles with the protiens in the water, should increase it's efficency.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll try that.
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Nice! When you gonna draw up the plans and post 'em?
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Yeah I'll do that, it was super easy. Took all of about 30 min of my time to cut and assemble, though I have a cabinet making shop setup so tools are always readily available. Billyz is right though, needs to be modified to get that cyclonic action somehow.
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