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josh88
06-01-2012, 08:10 AM
So I elongated the chamber for the original skimmer, because I'm broke, and can't afford a good or alright skimmer I had to mod this guy. And I personally think that after the mod it works a lot better.
http://img.tapatalk.com/6b3e97d7-bced-cf77.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/6b3e97d7-bcff-6127.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/6b3e97d7-bd14-7ebf.jpg it was producing good foam about 5 minutes of starting it back up, And messing with the air a bit.
http://img.tapatalk.com/6b3e97d7-bd67-f251.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/6b3e97d7-bd80-0c99.jpg
These 2 upper pics were of The next day. I think It's doing better.
One thing I did notice, when I used the oceanic wood stone I didn't get that much foam, I switched to redsea wood stone which are drastically smaller. And it seems to produce finer bubbles. I also think the next step is to get a better air pump

HTC EVO

Rothany
06-01-2012, 09:57 AM
Good mod, How many gallons is your tank?

Skimmy
06-01-2012, 02:59 PM
$1 Mame Nano Skimmer clone is a ghetto-fabulous DIY deal (http://reefbuilders.com/2011/11/26/diy-mame-nanp-skimmer/)

you need a luft pump, and try to see if you can find a small pore ceramic airstone...
i know mojo knows where to get them.

Peppie
06-01-2012, 04:55 PM
$1 Mame Nano Skimmer clone is a ghetto-fabulous DIY deal (http://reefbuilders.com/2011/11/26/diy-mame-nanp-skimmer/)

you need a luft pump, and try to see if you can find a small pore ceramic airstone...
i know mojo knows where to get them.

Mojo uses BOSS HOG air stones, just give it a goggle

Skimmy
06-01-2012, 05:23 PM
damn, the smallest one is 5.5" :(
Micro-Pore Single Air Diffuser (http://www.hydroponics.net/i/131655)

Skimmy
06-01-2012, 05:26 PM
well, just get the best quality wodden airstone you can, and change out every month with freshie..
wich leads me to ask, what is the very best wood airstone??
i know the german skimmer comany "sander" makes some dont know where to get though...
but maybe someone else can chime in here.

http://www.aqua-sander.de/en/products/sander-s-lime-tree-wooden-air-stones.html

josh88
06-01-2012, 08:03 PM
Ok and is that going to work for my oceanic skimmer. And produce finer bubbles. And does anyone know of a air pump that I can upgrade to that doesn't have two ports

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josh88
06-01-2012, 10:22 PM
Jeez, I can't even tell which stones to get glass, or ceramic. I don't even know the diff. Or what really fine bubbles would be measured.

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Skimmy
06-02-2012, 01:36 AM
get the luft air pump from coralife... just trust me on this one.., i know its not the cheapest, but it is the best.
and it will be like you have a whole new skimmer with a fresh limewood airstone.
“The Greatest One”: A Luft Affair (http://reefbuilders.com/2010/01/02/luft-air-pumpgreatest-luft-affair/)
Coralife (Super) Luft Air Pump (http://www.marinedepot.com/air_pumps_coralife_luft_pump-ap.html)

and these tropic marin limewood airstones are good too, i forgot about these..
TM-520116 Premium Aquatics - TM-520116 Aquarium Supplies (http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supplies/TM-520116.html)

and i havent tried these limewood airstones, but they get excellent reviews as well
Can you believe someone in the US is hand making wooden airstones? (http://reefbuilders.com/2012/03/28/wooden-limewood-airstones/)
Gnome Glass - Aquarium Accessories - Functional and Artistic Hard Glass, built by a Gnome! (http://gnomeglass.com/aqua/index.html)

so there you go, everything you'll ever need to know/get for a nano hob air driven skimmer. :)