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Old 01-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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Surface skimmer installation


So i installed the surface skimmer yesterday, not 100% sure if its installed correctly but its doing a great job so far. I had a nasty surface scum layer, even bubbles had problems trying to float above it.

But anyway the float keeps rotating?

Heres a video, excuse the quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfUj...ature=youtu.be

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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Haha, that is really cool, it works fine. Mine never rotates, but yours is rotating probably due to the water current from your outlet, since it is so close to the skimmer.
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You know you can get a acrylic lily pipes with skimmer build in and can be attach to your fluval
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Which skimmer is that? I really need to add one to my tank!
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Haha, that is really cool, it works fine. Mine never rotates, but yours is rotating probably due to the water current from your outlet, since it is so close to the skimmer.
Seems to still rotate even if i point the outlet away. Must be the suction of the intake.

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You know you can get a acrylic lily pipes with skimmer build in and can be attach to your fluval
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Which skimmer is that? I really need to add one to my tank!
Toms/Fluval Surface skimmer. They are pretty much all the same.
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Seems to still rotate even if i point the outlet away. Must be the suction of the intake.



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Toms/Fluval Surface skimmer. They are pretty much all the same.

They took my link out ,,,just go to Gbay and do a search for lily pipes and you will find the seller name u-barn that sells the acrylic lily pipes with oil skimmer 16-22mm
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If in any case, my product might help you in Surface skimmer installation process. Do let me know.
Always ready to hep you guys..!
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Surface skimmers are great, but the underlying problems should be addressed. The majority of the time overfeeding is the cause of it.

Try reducing the amount in a methodical way and that should help. Of course there could be another reason for the problem, but the huge majority of the time it's the volume of food.

Do you notice it gone when you do a water change and how fast does it reform after it?
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Surface skimmers are great, but the underlying problems should be addressed. The majority of the time overfeeding is the cause of it.

Try reducing the amount in a methodical way and that should help. Of course there could be another reason for the problem, but the huge majority of the time it's the volume of food.

Do you notice it gone when you do a water change and how fast does it reform after it?
Not every problem can can be solved by using a certain technique, I have tried everything under the sun to rid of my surface film issue short going the ro route which I wasn't about to do. Underfeeding, bubbler, raising spraybar only pushed film into the corner, did not rid of my issue. The only thing that fixed it was the extractor, been using it for two years now with no problems since the installation.
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