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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Eheim Surface skimmer

I have an Eheim canister filter and I used the universal install kit ( 1 & 2 ) I like the way they look and the design. I have not seen a universal Surface extractor, only the green Eheim one. I don't want to mix and match the two parts so I was wondering if either one of these designs would work:

A: Run a tube into the bottom of the intake and hope that the suction is strong enough to pull the water in the tube up with the intake water thus, sucking water from the surface. (pulling up)

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B: Run a tube into the intake line itself. Sealing the hole with silicone or whatever you need to make it not leak. Then attaching a flare nozzle to the end and position it directly under the water’s surface. ( pulling down )

Or of anyone knows of a commercial product that is similar to the smoke clear install kits, and will not interfere with water suction or pressure, please let me know.
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Hagen also has a surface extractor. It's either black or dark grey. Can't remember which.

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