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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi I have a 2.5 g tank and I want to make a small sump for it because I'm tired to the h.o.b setup and all the heater and skimmer in the way I want to make the sump big enough to where it can filter a 5 or 10 gap because I plan to upgrade soon I just don't want it to be too expensive anyone who...
  2. DIY Forum
    I want to build a skimmer for my 800 gallon marine tank. Which at the moment is just live rock and no fish. I have one running now but it is undersized. Yes I know I should probably just buy one, but I would like to attempt to build one first. Ideally I would like to have it fed directly from...
  3. DIY Forum
    Hey guys so I decided that my tank could look better if I got a skimmer but of course being a teen and jobless :(. I decided to read up all after noon an building a skimmer I read this article which explains not just basics but a little more http://www.hawkfish.org/snailman/skimmer101.htm I know...
  4. DIY Forum
    would like to build a skimmer for a 350G mixed reef tank. Would like to build a skimmer similar to what Geoff and others have constructed. I would also like to drive this skimmer with a Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster Pump HY-2000S. The sump is located in my basement - should be able to get...
  5. DIY Forum
    Okay... So I started this last night as I have been brain storming over building one for the longest... This is my take on a skimmer. It is a 2 gallon Round Up spray jug I bought at home depot that has never been used. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week. If you see anything I can...
  6. DIY Forum
    Ok, so I found an article on making the cheapest skimmer ever, but it looks rather effective. I'm wondering if it is even worth a try. Has anyone here attempted to make this kind of skimmer before? If so how does it compare to say and octupus 150? Thanks yall! Here is the article, decent, could...
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    Newby here... so please be gentle. I have an old 29g tank that I am looking to use as my sump, with a protein skimmer as well. I have looked all over the web for examples, drawings, etc. of other people's setup and came up with what I think I want to do. This is my current set up and I am...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well after about two months of chasing leaks and setting up a wet lab I have got the skimmer running yesterday. Still has a few drips, but nothing a bit of sillycone and teflon tape cant cure. Man what a project which includes bent acrylic window, pvc, HDPE, Fiberglass, Epoxy, zipties, teflon...
  9. DIY Forum
    I started working on the design http://www.randystacye.com/diy_needle_wheel_skimmer.htm yesterday and have most of it put together with a few mods. I wasn't able to find repair couplings here in KK, so I will just add a valve here at the end. I plan on making many of these for work if the...
  10. DIY Forum
    Can anyone help me find some plans or websites to reference to help me build a 6"-8" diameter skimmer for my 180 gallon tank. I would like to try and build something that can handle about 240 gallons of water (this includes my sump volume) at a heavily stocked status.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Yes Yes Another DIY Protein Skimmer. This is my 5th DIY Skimmer. I built this one in March 2008. This is the first one I've made of mostly clear parts. It works great, I built it for my old employer because they were paying $600+:doh: for something I could build for less than $200.:dance...
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