I'd recommend geting one. Also--How much space do they take up to the side of the filter? Upload or insert images from URL. Junebug's DIY projects that have nothing to do with fish, but are still fun. It takes a minute or so to figure the thing out, as the instructions are not the greatest. You can post now and register later. Especially if you adjust the skimmer just right so that there is oxygen being pulled down into the skimmer with the water. By adjusting the intake at the bottom you can dictate how far the floating skimmer is pulled down into the water. Only 2 purple Microstars occupy the tank but I think it's time to start adding a cuc, Astraea snail to start. Aquaclear 70 Surface Skimmer Mod - GTA Aquaria Forum - Aquarium. kreesdqban Miami Aquarist. The Aquaclear filter and Magnetic Surface Skimmer combo is great way to quickly set up a small pico/nano reef or a frag tank for which the tank can be easily put together and taken apart at will for frag swap, show, etc. like nanoamydee says, you can put the surface skimmer anywhere the flex tube allows it to go. 3/16" down from the top of the 90 I drilled three 1/8" holes. I built DIY'ed a protien skimmer that will be used on the new 50g. So I took the skimmer off. You must be logged in to join the discussion. I had to buy a 10 stick of the pipe, 1 t & 90 degree elbow. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41p8dh-Z9SL._SY355_.jpgon the PVC it would have the surface eating ability you desired otherwise your issue you had this time is what happens. Ultra Slim Mini 50W Heater w/External Controller, AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro - Automatic Top Off System, CoralFish12g – Signature All-In-One Nano Tank, Reef Builders Featured – AIO Reef Conversion Kit, Reef Builders Featured – PICO-S 4.3G AIO Frag Tank, Mr Aqua 22L w/Oceanbox Design™ Reef Conversion Kit, Oceanbox Designs now making Face Shields PPE. it seems to work great now. The 15g has alot of surface film on it. My tank is cycled and I'd like to get my chaeto out of my display and into the refugium maybe another few hours of work, it started as a time killer while my tank cycled to stay involved. If anything I think it helps the exchange of oxygen by creating turbulence at the water surface. So, not very rewarding results this evening. Not sure if you. 78 degrees, 1.023 salinity, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 10 ppm nitrate. Ill post pictures as I can. If you don't already have the powerhead the cheap Petco brand powerheads intake fits water tight into 3/4 pvc, I used them for a manifold system and it worked great. AquaClear Surface Skimmer, Experiences??? mine seems to be about it in the middle.   Pasted as rich text. I'm hopeful. Upload or insert images from URL. Now we can take HOB filtration to the next level, keep your tank clean and your salt critters happy. question on adjustment though. The latest addition to my 75 gal aquarium is a surface skimmer!   You cannot paste images directly. Remove Surface Scum (Organic Residue/Oil Film) Via Surface Skimming. Not good. at least we're all in agreement that the ac surface skimmer is extremely beneficial to any tank. I had to buy a 10' stick of the pipe, 1 "t" & 90 degree elbow. Messed with it on a HOT filter I had laying around and a small container of water until I figured it out. Game back on with the surface skimmer. Jan 6, 2014 - Explore Jared Anwyl's board "DIY aquaclear mods", followed by 313 people on Pinterest. It is either all or nothing. Paste as plain text instead, × you can see a water line in the tube, where is a good sweet spot for it? Optimal scenario is of course when the water level in the tank is right over the level of the 90*, but what happens when the water level is higher or lower? You can close off the bottom intake all together by turning the stick at the top. The 90 was too high and the 1/8" holes didn't allow enough water through so I air hammer my pump motor. i have seen the pics on this page, and i cant get a full understanding of how the skimmer connects to the HOB AC 150. DIY AQUAPROS will not be held responsible for any personal injury or property damage resulting from any of our projects or instructions.Be safe and enjoy ! if it's set up properly, you will NEVER see that nasty oil slick on your tank's surface again. Deal. Happy Friday everyone! http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/produc...ategory_id=1721, http://www.californiareefs.com/surfaceskimmer.htm.