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Old 07-13-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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DIY Skimmer question

http://jjgeisler.com/reeftank/Projec...m-skimmer1.pdf

Has anyone here built this, and if so how well does it work for you?

Also what size pump would you suggest to run something like this?

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I would put this in the DIY section but was wanting more than just DIY feedback. You can move it to there if you would like to.
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For the hassle and money, you may consider buying one of almost that exact design. Probably cheaper at marindepot.com, but heres a link so you can see..

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&N=2004+22778
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well the only thing is it's only 3" wide, I was wanting to ba able to have decent sized rock in there for coral propagation as well as refugium for pods so the 5 1/2" inside clear is really something I want.

Also I think it will only cost about $150 for me to build the unit. It would cost $260 to order that plus provide lights for it. Marinedepot is moe expensive supprisingly.

Would a 450 gph be enough to run this with a venturi? Or should I go higher and use a needle wheel system?
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:46 AM   #4
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Considering the CPR comes with a 295GPH, Id say 450 would be plenty. However, alot depends on the skimmer design and how well you build it ; ) I do hope you will post pics of this project as it goes!

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