My completely worthless DIY Skimmer

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by artrichter001, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. cement_skis

    cement_skis Sea Dragon

    Feb 16, 2009
    Lyon County, NV
    Recirculating skimmers have been proven to by WAY more effecient that regular skimmers, so you got that Idea right. Im think that your problem is one of three things, possibly all: 1. Your bioload, what is it? 2. How much GPH is that pump pushing? You might need a bigger pump and 3. approx. how many GPH are you feeding the skimmer? Also it would really help out alot, I think, if you shortened the distance between the skimmer in the pump.....shorten the PVC and fittings a little. HTH! : )
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  3. hyl768s

    hyl768s Plankton

    Apr 17, 2009
    make sure your air injection is infront of the impreller. From your picture, I think you connect the air injection on the motor's output
  4. freyre

    freyre Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

    May 19, 2009
    yes i think the your air has to go thru the impeler for it to work to get thod smal bobles try suiching it you got the right adie i am going to make one soon !!!!!