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The skim 350 works really well for me but my fish and amano shrimp get sucked in the black hole from time to time and sometime cause death. People report that a SS mesh is too heavy and I don't like some of the other idea suggest covering the whole floater with ugly... something. So here is the solution for me: fish line! Still testing and so far so good. Let me know your thoughts.


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I don't have one of these, but plan to buy one very soon for my new tank I'm putting up. Tough to tell without owning and from the picture, but where does the line run through there to keep it so tight? Are there holes already present?
 

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I just installed one of these Eheim skimmers on my 55g yesterday. I love it. Works great! What kind of fish got sucked in? So far my tetras seem to be keeping their distance.
 

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I don't have one of these, but plan to buy one very soon for my new tank I'm putting up. Tough to tell without owning and from the picture, but where does the line run through there to keep it so tight? Are there holes already present?

No. Just rap the wrap the fishing line around the head unit and tie up.


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I just installed one of these Eheim skimmers on my 55g yesterday. I love it. Works great! What kind of fish got sucked in? So far my tetras seem to be keeping their distance.

My Otto got sucked in once within 6 months of ownership. Recently I started to keep Amano shrimp that they get sucked in countless times. My Boraras though never had a issue.


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I can't really see it being a problem for me. My tetras are almost never close to the surface except at feeding time which takes place in the middle of the tank, while the Eheim skimmer is tucked way in the corner. Also, I only have it running at about half the maximum flow rate, so it's probably not powerful enough to suck in a healthy fish. Besides I think most of my tetras are a little too big to fit through the little intake slots.
 
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