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Old 07-21-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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diy skimmer box

Hi guys does anyone have any diy plans for a skimmer box for a drilled aquarium?
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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I would just find a clear plastic box (like the Lee's specimen container) Drill a hole in the back for the bulkhead, and cut notches in the top.

(heres something like that http://www.geocities.com/turtlesteve.../overflow1.jpg)
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For a drilled tank, the box idea don't work too well.

My suggestion is to get a piece of plexi the same height as your tank, cut slots at the top, and bend it to a semi-circle or a 90 degree elbow (depending on if the holes are centered or at the corner) and silicone it to the tank at the sides & bottom ... like this one:
125 Gallon, need some plumbing suggestions
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jsoong's link is one that can work
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