DIY HOB Protein Skimmer

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After 8 years of running my first attempt at a DIY protein skimmer it sprung several leaks. Could not repair so had to junk the body.
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RIP old friend

After the success of my previous one I just had to go DIY again. Got some designs off the internet for a HOB. Constructed body out of Perspex sheets. Glue user was Magma Bond C1 (designed to chemical bond acrylic). Was a bit messy to use but once filled with water the seams look great.

This is what I came up with. First test looks promising.
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Dimensions based on the 2000HOB. Only change was the bend where the pump outlet connects. Has to do multiple flat plane construction. Could not get a good bend in the acrylic using a blowtorch.

It skimms like a beast.
 

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