DIY re-circulating Skimmer (in sump)

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by animalia, 8 Jan 2011.

  1. animalia

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    Hi guys

    Is it supposed to look like this?
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    Not bad at all ... Now for a collector cup!

    Got any more pics?
     
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    No further pics - built into sump and works like a charm! all pumps are together and you use minimum space - Square not round.
     
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    nice volcano - is there any way to adjust the skimming - Wetter or drier
     
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    yes we do set it so that it skims like we think it needs to be at that point in time - load or the tank Feeding etc. I do not put my hands in the tank Steve does it - i get a rash.
     
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    nice, post more pics please
     
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    I think you have the real skimmer there-post some more pics as you go along.
     
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    The yellow cup is only temporary - Steve is busy with another tank therefore my skimmer is getting no attention. This is a proto type he built into my sump with Glass. Works like a charm!:blush:
     
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    how do you contorl the water level in th skimmer?
     
  12. nico.m.ferreira

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    Tell us more about the skimmer like dimentions, how you controll the water lever and what size tank you are runing?
    Looks like quality skimming.
     
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    i have seen this monster work , and it is awesome
     
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    by moving a little 'lever' and the water goes up or down - wet or "wetter" skimming.
     
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    We run a 5 ft tank with a 900mm x 450 wide DSB Seeded By Robert Kukla. Due to us not being active for the past 18 months with Marine we needed to start afresh. Steve was not feeling like going out to buy a skimmer which needed upgrade in the future and built one which he thought would work. the skimmer dimensions - 450 x 180 x 300 mm with a 2700l/ph pump.

    Wow Does it work!! Since running the skimmer (built into the sump area) all my reading improved significantly.
     
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