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mrmosin 09-17-2009 12:25 PM

My LFS said my skimmer was no good-What?
 
I put together a hang on skimmer from parts that seems to work pretty good. The collection box may need a little mods.My LFS said that only skimmers using designed components [collection box, pump, etc] would work correctly. Do I hear a sale of a skimmer from him ringing in my ears?

Tyyrlym 09-17-2009 12:28 PM

Yup.

I've seen plenty of DIY skimmers. There's nothing magical about them.

captnphil 09-17-2009 12:28 PM

hey if your collect brown gue stuff @ the top, then its workin fine. ! no need for bad sale's rep comments :D

MonsiuerPercy1 09-17-2009 04:35 PM

ha I just made a skimmer out of a 2 liter bottle, some clear PVC and an air stone and air pump. It seems to work fine. Just a question, was this a chain store?

mrmosin 09-17-2009 04:47 PM

Not a chain store. He is trying to sell me a CPR back pack for $149 that I can buy on Ebay for $99

Pasfur 09-17-2009 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by mrmosin (Post 244720)
Not a chain store. He is trying to sell me a CPR back pack for $149 that I can buy on Ebay for $99

A CPR Back Pak? Really?

$149 is a good price actually, but the unit itself is very poor quality. This skimmer is basically a piece of junk and odds are what you have built at home will work just as well.

As a general rule, whenever I see the phrase "my LFS told me....." I know that something is about to be worth a good laugh.

Kellsindell 09-17-2009 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 244796)
A CPR Back Pak? Really?

$149 is a good price actually, but the unit itself is very poor quality. This skimmer is basically a piece of junk and odds are what you have built at home will work just as well.

As a general rule, whenever I see the phrase "my LFS told me....." I know that something is about to be worth a good laugh.


:lol: i agree! Don't get the Skilter or clone either!

carpet1 09-17-2009 09:15 PM

Pasfur and others, you have saved me a bunch of money-THANKS!!!!!!!!

Kellsindell 09-17-2009 10:03 PM

Post some pics. Perhaps you can help someone save a bunch of money too!:-D

mrmosin 09-18-2009 08:06 AM

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I may havt to re-adjust the position of the trap. I think too high above the water. How high above the water level should it be?


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