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TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Default TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.

    I have used the Reef Octopus NS80 and the Hydor Slim Skim Nano Skimmer on my tank. Neither one pulled anything close to what this lil $6.00 surface skimmer is pulling out of my tank. I've got it hooked up to an MJ600 that is also acting as my intake pump. The pictures show 3 days worth of YUCK! I'm very pleased

    IMG 0155 - TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.
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    Nice Jamie!
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    That looks like algea growth to me. Much like the slimes/algea that grows on the waterfall end of a HOB filter.

    I wasnt aware that surface skimmers pulled anything out of your water. I thought they acted as an overflow, to get to mechanical filtration, that cleans the water.

    Looks like it is definitely working though!

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Well without it the surface of my water was nothing but protein. IMG 1975 - TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.
    Here is what the Slim Skim nano skimmer was pulling out. IMG 1990 - TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.

    and again the surface skimmer.
    IMG 0153 - TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.

    Looks pretty much the same to me It is definitely not algae.
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    I can see what Chris is sayong it konda looks like hair algae. Then again I see what Jamie sees waste!
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    Looks more like a slime biomass than just a normal film. Berry berry e'strange.

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    Looks like the slim skim is set too wet.

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    Glad to see ya got a solution to the surface issue that has been driveing you crazy for sometime now. Looks like it's doing a good job removeing the suspended excess protiens and waste. Sometmes old school is the best school eh?? Any chance of a pic of the surface while it's being used ??

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Sure thing ole man! Mirror mirror in a tank!!6c55d094 d328 c4e7 - TOM Aquarium Surface Skimmer.
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Slime biomass? Did you make this up?!! LOL It's called surface protein! The protein being lighter then water, floats. Without having an overflow I had no way of removing it.
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