Eheim surface skimmer for canister - The Planted Tank Forum
 1Likes
  • 2 Post By TINNGG
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2017, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 52
Eheim surface skimmer for canister

Anyone use surface skimming attachment for your Eheim canister filter? If so, what's your experience? Do you recommend it? How well has it worked?

Sent from my LG-H918 using Tapatalk
WhiteRaven is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2017, 02:57 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
TINNGG's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NE Tennessee
Posts: 983
Send a message via AIM to TINNGG Send a message via Yahoo to TINNGG
It works ok. You have to watch with small fish though. The one issue I have is that it periodically falls off my intake, and is tricky to put back on - if you don't hold it just right, it disassembles on you.
DaveK and DaveK like this.

My mind is aglow with trancient nodes of thought, careening through a cosmic vapor of invention - Hedley Lamar
TINNGG is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Outside Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,845
I have to agree with @TINNGG The Eheim surface extractor that attaches to the intake side of a canister filter is a lot more trouble than it's worth.

If you really have a surface film issue, you usually can solve it by adjusting the return so that it just ripples the surface. Another way is to add a very small powerhead to do the same thing.
DaveK is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 52
Thanks for the shared experiences. I have my return pointed toward the surface to create a ripple and a power head on the other side of the tank. Yet I still have film across all of it.

Sent from my LG-H918 using Tapatalk
WhiteRaven is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 12:25 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 74
I've never tried a skimmer that attaches to the intake, but i do have a separate skimmer on my tank. i find its doubly useful because it removes the surface film and helps with my water circulation. my tank is 36x12x12 and i place the protein skimmer in the opposite corner from my outflow
TheMakani is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome