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    300-500g Skimmer

    Have any of you ever built your own skimmer for a 300-500g tank?
    James...

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    best direct your question to Harley. If anyone has or can he's the guy to talk to.
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    Thanks Rob,

    I'll talk to Harley, but I just wanted to see what other people had done.
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    I didn't build mine myself personally but a friend of mine did simply because he has worked with acrylic a lot beforehand and I didn't have the time. However, I know HOW it was built. Why do you ask?

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    ummm...because I want to build one.

    Do you have any pics? I've seen a homemade skimmer in person and it seems to be working, but I wasn't very impressed with it. I don't just want something that works. I want one that works well! The cost of buying a name barand unit puts it way out of my reach. I'm just doing research to see how feasible it is for me to do myself.
    James...

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    CANADIAN DUDE

    It all depends if you want a alright skimmer or a great! skimmer.
    If you have not done alot of acrylic work then I would not look any further as you need the tools of the trade and knowhow. I would not chance a homemade skimmer on my tank and if they ever bust a seem due to shody work and your not home then you'll lose your tank and have a flood. Also Acrylic [cell cast] is not cheap! and by the time you factor in all the machining and parts its not far off of Harleys prices. IMO I'd rather have a pro built skimmer and CA reactor than to leave it to chance.

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    Thanks JR...definately good points. I'm still waiting to hear back from Harley.
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    Originally posted by CanadianGuy
    ummm...because I want to build one.
    Ummm :ummm: ... I knew THAT!!! I just thoguth you had a specific question about something in particular.
    Johnny is right. Sometimes it's better to get it made than attempt it by yourself which would end up costing more than if you just bought one made by either a company or another person, as I did.

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    Very simple to build, let me know if harley cant help.

    Wendell

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    Thanks Wendell,

    Plans have changed for the moment, but I'll keep you in mind.
    James...

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