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Richs DIY Skimmer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by B-Rad, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. B-Rad

    B-Rad Inactive User

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    Its time for another DIY post By yours Truly.
    This time its Saltwaternewbees skimmer build. It is modeled after a MRC 4 But I am making it a Recirculating Beckett.
    Just a few before assembly pics.
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    More to come in the next few days!!
     
  2. vikubz Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Look forward to seeing the finished product. I made a 6" pvc skimmer and it's surprising how much it skims for such a jalopy. I encourage anyone with an inclination to try a diy skimmer. Where did you pick up the acrylic?
     
  3. FishBrain Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    Looks good! Can't wait to see how it comes out.
     
  4. waterfowler

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    Nice after I get some T5 on the tank I'm going to look in to DIY skimmer!
     
  5. saltwaternewbee

    saltwaternewbee Inactive User

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    Just in time...cuz the coralife is down and out for the time being!!!! With any luck Nick will come thru again for me with the needed parts til this ones done.

    Thanks Rick!
     
  6. cowdust9

    cowdust9 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    thats pretty cool, but where can you get acrylic cylinders from?
     
  7. AJ

    AJ Inactive User

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    Pretty much any place that carries acrylic. I think B-Rad orders his from McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/#acrylic

    --AJ
     
  8. cowdust9

    cowdust9 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    nice thanks will look into it
     
  9. B-Rad

    B-Rad Inactive User

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    Some more pics,
    Box is ready for buffing
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    Chamber assembly
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    Cup assembly
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    Chamber and box with fittings
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    Skimmer ready for the becketts and gate valve
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    Thats about it for this build! Until next DIY thanks for looking!!
     
  10. B-Rad

    B-Rad Inactive User

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    I wanted to resurrect this.
     
  11. saltwaternewbee

    saltwaternewbee Inactive User

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    looks the same as the day i picked it up =(
     
  12. Gered

    Gered Experienced Reefkeeper

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    You saying it hasn't got wet yet? Come on Rich!
     
  13. saltwaternewbee

    saltwaternewbee Inactive User

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    This is true...i've been fighting with USPS for the damage done by them on the pump.
     

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