Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site

This repository is for research only. New discussions take place in our current Tropical Fish Forum.

Archivarium 2004
Repository of our 2003/2004 Topics
  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Protien Skimmer
 Forum Index > Do It Yourself (DIY)  Search Board
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 15 Mar 2005
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)9:22    Post subject: Protien Skimmer Reply with quote

I am looking to start a saltwater tank and want a protien skimmer, but they are so expensive.Does anyone know how to do a DIY one?
29 Gallon Tank
3 Blue Gourmias
5 Zebra Danios
2 Gold Zebra Danios
2 Plecos
3 Bronze Cory
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
New Members

Joined: 07 Apr 2005
Location: Ballwin, MO west St. Louis County

PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)8:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read and follow these rules first:

Then here is a page on different skimmers.

I didn't completely follow these rules as mine is a 4" pipe but it is 7 ft tall. I can skim with the $1000 skimmers with it too. If you follow the flow rules on the first link, you will skim great! Also, I'd recommend the whitewater linear piston air pumps to drive it. Much better foam than the tetraluft and DSW series air pumps. In fact those stink and just go with the good pump to start and you'll never never want to buy a retail skimmer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Do It Yourself (DIY) All times are GMT - 6 Hours Search Board
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L