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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:12 pm Post subject: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Hi  All,
 
 This  is  myself  designed,  homemade  Surface  skimmer.  Here  i  used,  local  electrical  PVC  pipe,  T  joint,  Elbow  and  bottle.   Smile  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:58 am Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Can  we  use  it  in  a  planted  aquarium  with  co2...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:05 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Neatly  done...   Thumb Up  
 
 If  you  can  provide  a  valve  at  the  top  inlet,  you  can  control  the  amount  of  water  that  can  go  through  that  inlet.
 
 @prejithpreman,
 
 This  can  be  used  irrespective  of  if  the  tank  have  CO2  or  not.  This  is  a  surface  skimmer  to  remove  the  surface  film  usually  caused  by  excess  feeding  or  any  other  impurities  in  the  water.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:57 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Awesome  DIY  Nimish   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:14 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Hi  prejithpreman
 Yes,  as  per  explained  above  by  Shelly.   
 
 Hi  Shelly,
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 and  i  will  try  for  valve  for  that  inlet.
 
 
 Hi  Saurabh,
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:24 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 I  thought  surface  agitation  will  decrease  co2  level.....  
 Thank  u  both....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:00 am Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Surface  skimmer  does  not  produce  surface  agitation.  The  water  enters  the  skimmer  inlet  in  a  very  slow  speed.  It  does  not  agitate  the  water  in  such  a  way  that  it  would  impact  the  CO2  level  present  in  the  water.
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 I  think  Josy  James  is  the  one  whom  I  had  thanked  the  most  in  this  forum...  I  don't  mind  doing  more....   Very Happy  
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I  think  Josy  James  is  the  one  whom  I  had  thanked  the  most  in  this  forum...  I  don't  mind  doing  more....   Very Happy  
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 Wow..  Something  that  make  me  happy....  Thanks  Prejith   Smile   Thumbs Up   Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:04 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Surface Skimmer Reply with quote

 Very  neat  DIY.  Also  cost-effective  one.  Thanks  for  WIP  pictures  which  makes  it  easy  to  understand.
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 Hi,
 
 
 Thanks  shyamhegde  Smile  
 
 
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