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    HOT 'fuge & skimmer

    I'm thinking of building this skimmer:

    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/show...&pagenumber=13

    The plans are about half way down the page.

    Just to make it interesting, I want to try to do this:

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    So basically the tank drains on the right using a DIY overflow, into the HOT Fuge.

    This is only really going to contain macro and a bit of sand / rock and get my heater & pump out of the tank.

    Then the power head pumps into the skimmer on the far left, but I want to split the output / return to both sides of the tank on the left & right.

    Oh and it's going on the back of a 10g, so it's 20" long. The other dimensions are somewhat flexible, but I was thinking 3 - 4" wide and up to 12" tall.

    The skimmer is 14" x 2 x 2.5" and the power head is about 200ish gph.

    Does that look doable?

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    Okay so did I not give enough info, am I nuts, or does this look okay?

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    Originally posted by Krugar

    Does that look doable?
    Anything is doable if you really want too

    Im fairly new in this hobby but from what I learned up to now, Id say it looks like its very possible. Your idea is basically the same I will be doing to my setup except I am making mine below my tank rather than hang on..

    Good luck and post some pics if you can when you get this project going!

    AK

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    I built the skimmer part last night. A pro 3 full blast is producing what I think are decient bubbles, but I've only tested it in the kitchen sink so far.

    For the higher GPH, I doubled the width to 2". If / when I get foam I may have to build another 15" tall if it's too wet. But it's about $3.50 in acrylic to build one of these, so I'm not terribly worried there

    An interesting problem though, I wanted to plumb returns off this into the water. If I do that, I form a siphon and the water exits fast enough to empty the middle "reaction" chamber where the bubbles & foam is supposed to be happening.

    If I break the siphon & let the return trickle in, it works fine. Anyone have any ideas?

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