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Eric Bivens

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Here is a shot of my protoype surface skimmer it will also feed the outside overflow once I get the reefugium set up. I built it out of tinted acrylic and it hides nicely!

All the gasses are now gone from the surface took it about a half hour..

any thoughts?

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Originally posted by Eric Bivens

Here is a shot of my protoype surface skimmer it will also feed the outside overflow once I get the reefugium set up. I built it out of tinted acrylic and it hides nicely!

All the gasses are now gone from the surface took it about a half hour..

any thoughts?

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Nice, what are the dimensions, and how do you have it set up? I was thinking of one of these types of things for my 1G hex, or my 2.5G.

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Nice Work!!!!I made the same thing from clear acrylic and it worked great...Where did you get the tinted acrylic to make yours and what is the thickness...

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Where it goes depends on your set up. What kind of filteration are you running?

At the moment I have amiricle wet dri on my reef, So I put the power head that feeds that into the overflow box, Eventually when my sump is installed I will use this as a siphon cotrolled overflow, I made a second one with out the slots that will hang on the back of the tank, I will drill holes in the bottom and it will feed the sump/ reefugium. Temporarly though it is working great, I will take pictures and post them when I get home from work today ( Im at work now) As far as the materials a friend of mine has a huge stack of cut offs of the material he was going to throw away, I grabed a bunch also got some 1/2" thick clear to.

The dimensions were set to hold the power head and also to do the job once the powerhead comes out. 2 1/2"x 6" x 4"

2 1/2 front to back, 6" wide, 4" deep.

I made a fixturs to assist with the assembly a block of mahogany cut perfectly square and to size this really made the assembly easy. waiting the 48 hours to cure was the hard part.

 

I am also using this material to create a sump/reefugium, I am building the areea where the tank will sit and then I will start that project.

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