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    Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

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    reefer87

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    Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:19 am






    I had to shave off some of the plastic on the skimmer side on the side inner wall lip of the back chamber.

    Simply drill a hole in the bottom of the collection cup, insert air fitting and I used some hard air line to flexi-air line.
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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:46 am

    how does it drain? does the cup have to fill up to the top of the clear tube before it drains out?


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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:39 am

    Yeah. Unfortunately the tube goes slightly up before it drops to the overflow cup. Bit that's to get to drain from the bottom of the cup and up slightly to go over the back of the tank. But it works!
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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:31 pm

    that may be a better idea anyway just because the smell can be contained in the cup and once it reaches a certain level it drains out.


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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:57 pm

    Ok cool. I didnt think Bout the smell issue.
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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:06 pm

    I thought you need to clean the neck of the collection cup so you don't get detritus build up.


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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:32 pm

    yes, the inside of the skimmer cup needs to be cleaned on a regular basis.


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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by clownfish14 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:44 pm

    I clean mine every day. Its easy enough to do and it really helps keep the tank clean


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    Re: Diy skimmer collection cup drain for bio cube 14.

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:47 am

    Yes I do clean it but not every day.

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