06-04-2008, 11:01 AM
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Re: Whats the use of a surface skimmer?
Originally Posted by bmvbab
Sorry, Im new to the skimmers, so want to know these-
What actually is the slime that you are talking about?
Does it form in SW/FW or both?
How exactly does the skimmer you have designed work?
A surface skimmer is different than a skimmer.
In a SW tank, algea often forms on the glass, and then gets in your tank, and then gets at the surface. I have a terrible surface algea problem right now, which I have been looking for a SS.
A skimmer actually removes things from the water. These would be harmful nutrients that the skimmer extracts out. Targets much more than just getting rid of surface scum.