Lily pipe surface skimmer - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-06-2020, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lily pipe surface skimmer

Hi PT community,

I just received my lily pipe set from a generic seller. I wanted to ask whether how I have set it up is worth keeping at all i.e. resort to a separate skimmer ala Eheim?

I had to adjust the bottom of the inlet to cover a little more than 1/2 of the slits to allow for some suction at the top buoyant portion. It is also only a trickle with air spanning half the skimmer.

Please find attached a photo of the slits and a video of the skimmer in action.

Much appreciated, thank you.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-11-2020, 07:29 PM
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to increase skimming draw out the air under the cup. cup will lower and let more flow in. i use a curved piece of airline attached to a syringe.

i would keep it. it really helps with water clarity and gaseous exchange.
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