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In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to build a protein skimmer for a saltwater aquarium.
A protein skimmer removes waste products or basically any decaying organic matter in a fish tank before it has the opportunity to break down and lower water quality.
It does this by passing water through a skimmer, dissolved organic compounds in the water attach to the bubbles the skimmer produces. As the air bubbles rise, so do the organics now attached to the bubbles. The organics are then collected in a cup at the top of the skimmer and removed from the system.
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Joey im throwing it way back.. but how do i make a hang on back skimmer?? Tryinn to make one for my 10Gal rim tank
Of course these work in FW. Ask FW pond owners/ builders as well as large public aquariums with a FW display. Better to DIY though as these devices are way overpriced.
For how many galons is that sir? Tnx
Very useful information for my molly fries tank tqqqqq soo much.I made it 10 days before and it collects well👍👍👍
Is it really works?
Al give it a shot on my 80 gallon salt tank
How many gallons is this skimmer rated for?
amazing explanation, i used to have this skimmer but dont really understand how it works. 👍🏻
Anyway to make a nano skimmer that hangs of back totally and dossnt have to be in tank taking up space or in a sump. I am thinking of buying a used tank with a canopy Do you think a hang on back can be hidden under the canopy somehow in back I also have a small 10 gallon I want to make this for any container you can think of that I could use to make it narrower!?
WOW! your a genius! I am going to do this! Is there a paint that is safe to use to paint it black? If I paint it black it will blend into my blackback wall!
can I use another plastic bottle body instead of the pvc pipe?
You use a lot of your DIY stuff, do you use any DIY protein skimmers on any of your active tanks?
What if i couldn't find wooden airstone? I got a powerhead tho
What size air pump are you using?
Obrigado pelo vídeo, ótima explicação parabéns! (Brasil).
Hey, for how many gallons can I use this skimmer?
Hey! Watching this in 2019… One of the things that stopped me on going with a larger saltwater tank is the machinery needed to keep it running properly.
But after been introduced to your channel it is simply awesome, I am starting the 100gl tank this week after checking most of your videos for filtration and this one.
Quick question, after 5 years, the recommendation on using wooden air stone stills the same for this Protein Skimmer project? Are they better than ceramic air stones?
Regards from Costa Rica.
Where do you get 2" schedule 20 PVC pipe? Literally nobody within a 50 mile radius of me carries that. Is there anything I can use to substitute? Also, is it 2" ID or OD???
I loved just watching you bounce round the screen
Nice vid man 👍 but what are your suggestions if you don't have a 2nd tank???
Love these videos! They are very helpful!
Watching this in 2019. Such a simple machine that costs so much
can this be used in maraine tank?
Sweet! Nice explanation! 🙂
Ou tira dá minha tela de uma vez!
UM APELO : por gentileza alguma pessoa sabe entender oque esse RAPAZ está falando faz um vídeo semelhante por favor essa é pra você YouTube
This is so old!!!! Lol
has Joey ever tackled making a Wooden Diffuser for a Skimmer?
just finished the DIY protein skimmer for my tank thanks joey for the vid.