In tank surface skimmer

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    dart Green fingers

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    I've had a problem with a surface film recently. Using kitchen towel has not worked for me. I'm begining to suspect that the film comes from something in my gravel.... :(

    So I made a quick and dirty skimmer from some parts that I had lying around.

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    Here is a close-up of the tube that goes in the bottle.
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    The whole thing is pretty simple. The water enters through the hole in the bottle (see the first pic). The hole is put just (2mm) below the water surface. The bottle is filled with filter wool. The bubbles lifts water out of the bottle.

    This cleans up the surface of my tank in a hour or so, though I usually just leave it in overnight when needed.


    Andre
     
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    That's pretty neat, you're really taking this D.I.Y. thing seriously.

    I wish I had the time to think up stuff like this.
     
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    Cool Ilove to see fellow D.I .Y guys. CHECK out makezine .com for loads of neat stuff made from easily found materials and components.
     

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