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Quick protein skimmer q
Old 09-09-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
 
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Question Quick protein skimmer q

If I have a 10 gallon tank do I need a protein skimmer? It will have a fuge with cheato and a bubble trap(LR and Live sand) If I do need a skimmer how should I go about making one?(I have an airpump lots of tubing and an airstone with other misc stuff) or would it be cheaper to buy? I would rater make.

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Old 09-09-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
 
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for a 10 you dont really need a skimmer (depending on bio-load) but i would just google DIY skimmer to see some ideas and then modify them to your liking or get a HOB skimmer....
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
 
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I agree, you don't really need a skimmer on such a small tank. That being said, I would probably just make a very small internal skimmer. You could use a small piece of PVC, drill a couple of holes, and insert a wooden air stone. I've also made these tiny skimmers out of "uplift tubes" from old u/g filter systems. The wide uplift tubes work best.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
 
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where would I find a wooden airstone? I have normal ones but no wooden ones.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:09 PM   #5
 
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most pet stores have them..... if you can not find one ask around
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