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My modified rio nano skimmer with imagine surface skimmer


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So I have a taam rio nano skimmer that I have been using for awhile and have been pleased with it. I added an airline tube with t-valve connected to the Venturi tube and it makes adjusting bubbles a lot easier. It has improve the skimmer a whole lot better. Now I wanted to make the skimmer more efficient by adding some sort of surface skimmer to get rid of oils and nasty stuff on the surface. I looked into the fluval surface skimmer, but it was too pricey for me and ugly. Then recently I saw a fellow nano-reefer have a dr foster and smiths power filter with oxy surface skimmer. It looked a lot better than the fluval. So I contacted foster and smiths to find out if I can just order the skimmer part by itself. They gave me the number to the manufacture imagine and I talked to the guy and was able to

have one sent within a week for only 5 bucks!

 

I didn't know if it would fit on the skimmer but assumed it will. The package arrived last night and I tried hooking it up. The skimmer valve and tube fit perfectly with the skimmer intake tube and all I had to modify was cut a piece from the skimmer so the surface skimmer can float properly

 

It has been working great and making the surface clear. The foam production is alot thicker. I do not have alot of skimmers yet.

 

Here's a picture of my skimmate before the mod. I will take another picture later this week.

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I added an airline tube with t-valve connected to the Venturi tube and it makes adjusting bubbles a lot easier. It has improve the skimmer a whole lot better.

Can you show us some pictures of this mod to the venturi tube?

 

Nevermind, The saw the flickr photo of the mod

 

also, do you have a problem of the skimmer dumping a lot of microbubbles into the display?

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I think u can see the airline tube in the second pic. I can take another picture when I get the chance.

 

About the microbubbles, it blasts tons when I turn it on , but within 30 Mins it breaks in the microbubbles minimizes greatly. It doesn't bother me as much.

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i have the same skimmer and it produces so many microbubbles i had to get rid of it, lemme know if that mod takes care of it

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i have the same skimmer and it produces so many microbubbles i had to get rid of it, lemme know if that mod takes care of it

 

I dont think this mod takes care of the microbubbles, I was just asking if he too had a microbubble issue.

I was able to reduce the microbubbles by stuffing some filter floss at the water outlet from the skimmer

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so do you have the venturi tube pulled all the way up for this mod?

 

Not all the way up, but high enough to let the most air in.

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BTW, once tuned properly ,I think this is a pretty good skimmer for $20

 

Yeah probably the best cheap skimmer available.

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