Recirculating HOB Nano Skimmer

Inflames

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After going over some designs i already had in my head i set out to build one. So far its around 90% complete the only thing left to do is decide on the best collection cup design and build it. The only tank intrusion is a maxijet microjet 400.

Unfortunately i couldnt find a small enough pump that had the plumbing i needed that would keep it out of the main tank. When i do find one though, the design will change and there will be hardly any real estate taken up in the tank. Only the filter/surface skimmer and return pipe.

Dimensions so far are 16"Hx6"Lx2.50"W but this will be modified to 3"W to accomodate uniseals.

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Inflames

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They're actually in the electrical conduits section in most hardware stores. Come with thier own O-Ring too.
 

Inflames

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Ill be testing it tonight. Was waiting for my enakamat i bought so i can mesh mod the impeller.
 

Inflames

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Yes i did get my enkamat but ive been moving into a new house and havent had time to mesh mod the maxijet. I will be doing that soon though so stay tuned :)

Oh and i got the enkamat off ebay for 6.50 a 6x8" piece. Enough for probably 15-20 maxijets.
 
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Inflames

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i have pics of this in action on nano-reef.com. look up the thread guaging interest in hob recirculating skimmer.
 

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Yep. But that was a scrap sheet of acrylic i had laying around. I would ordinarily using something thinner like 3/16".
 
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