Skimmer - Question help me please.

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  1. Bohhun

    Bohhun Plankton

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    Hello im new on this forum.
    Im looking for plan's of little skimmer for 20G tank whith is no hard to make and its not expensive.

    Your Bohhun
     
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  3. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    I've not come across any plans for a skimmer, I'm sure they are out there. One problem with making your own skimmer is that it needs to be efficient. It is a vital piece of equipment. I would suggest starting with a tube of some sort and getting a needle wheel for a pump or a venturi valve. Then it's just a matter of making the collection cup and neck.
     
  4. Bohhun

    Bohhun Plankton

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    I'd like better skimmer working with air.But anyways thanks

    Your Bohhun
     
  5. One Dumm Hikk

    One Dumm Hikk Skunk Shrimp

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    How fancy does it have to be? You can make a simple air pump driven skimmer out of a 2 liter pop bottle and a few other parts.

    What materials, pumps and parts do you have that you can use to build a skimmer out of?
     
  6. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    try looking on u-tube i'm sure you can find something there with step by step instructions good luck
     
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  9. GuitarMan89

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    It would work with air, you need an air tube from the pump to the surface to draw in the air. The needle wheel just chops the water with the air to make the bubbles.
     
  10. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    hi Bohun - where you from by the way

    you can get a Berlin air driven skimmer - the 60 I think for 15 - 25 bucks these days if you shop around on the net (you need to add an air pump)
    and I have used this, and in fact the Berlin 90 model and found them both to be reasonable in terms of skimmate collected and pretty good for smaller set ups

    Just an idea

    Steve
     
  11. Bohhun

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    Im from poland :] , i want to make something myself not buy , you know if you make yourself something and its working you feel happy :D and then you have satisfaction from it.
     
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  12. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3 reef Bohhun

    Is the hobby popular im Poland?
    how are you for reef supplies? many good LFS ? or good on line shopping?

    forgive me being nosey, Im just interested

    Karma for you for making something yourself

    Steve