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DIY Skimmer for Pico

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Think should be workable if the flow rate suits the reactor media requirements. All the best. I see more satisfaction when 'Made by me/us' is working in our tank.

Definitely the efficiency is questionable... Same goes to branded.



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Hi Bro,

Yes, it can be used in QT where you want to control the heat added to the system and in situation where you depend on fan for cooling.

I will update the performance in my next post.



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Yeah, before that was thinking of buying a nano Skimmer, now maybe I can build one myself.

Btw, where u brought ur air stone?

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Yeah, before that was thinking of buying a nano Skimmer, now maybe I can build one myself.

Btw, where u brought ur air stone?
I got the air stone from Clement 328. I can it available most of the times I have been there

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12 hours ago, Kris said:

Hose connected to waste output

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Well done, thanks for sharing.

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I got the air stone from Clement 328. I can it available most of the times I have been there

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Oh ok thx.

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Nearing to 2 months. Thought of giving an update. I haven't changed the air stone or the air pump. So it is still waiting period to know when I need to change either.

 

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As of the first few weeks, the skimmer is producing skimmate consistently. The skimmer body as well as the bottle gets good skimmate on weekly basis.

 

Skimmer body:

 

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Since I have removed the skimmer from the sump, I decided to scrap off the surface of the air-stone with a pen knife. Need to be carefull with the knife when scrapping the surface. After scrapping, the air-stone looks like new to my eyes. Need to wait again to see how far it goes.

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Thanks for reading. As of now, it is not yet conclusive of how long the air pump or the air stone will last. Will update later.

 

Happy reefing.

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