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Old 04-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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New DIY Protein Skimmer

My buddy made a protein skimmer for me. Here is what it looks like installed:

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Old 04-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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What kind of air stone is that? I've been wanting to make one but I've read they don't work well without a wood airstone?
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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I used a replacement limewood mini airstone for a bio cube. I picked it up at Petco for $5.00.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Cool, I need one of these for my 10g qt tank. I really don't want to $50-60 on a skimmer that I can make myself. Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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With the cost of the plastic, adhesive, fittings, air stone and pump it will probable cost more for you to make it then buy it and it proable won't be as efficient.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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All of them I have seen are an empty plastic pop bottle. It may not be very efficient, but for a qt tank with only a few worms in it, it will probably work, it will be better than my HOB filter.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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I used a vodka bottle.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Ehh, that's way to high class for me, I'd have to use a natural ice can!
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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Will a can do any harm? I would think that it could rust and leech chemicals that would give undesirable results.
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