Surface Skimmer 4-1/2" x 11-1/2"; 5/8" hose diameter
Superior performance from a simple design
Planted aquariums often develop an organic surface film that is visually unappealing and can interfere with light transmission. I easily connected this inexpensive skimmer directly to the intake of a Marineland H.O.T. canister filter using the elbow provided- no need for the corrugated tubing also included. Works like a charm on my 85 gal bowfront, easily adjustable, minimally obtrusive, water surface is crystal clear!
April 15, 2014
Awesome scum sucker!
I was having issues with surface scum on my 50 gallon tall and ordered this to resolve it. I also reduced my feeding and increased water changes and thought I had it pretty much beat before this skimmer came in with only a little bit of scum left. As I sit looking at the aquarium now I can see what a difference this has made in just 5 minutes! The top water surface is perfectly clean and the tank is noticeably brighter! Works awesome! This skimmer has an ingenious and simple little adjustment post that is accessible without getting your hands wet also so you can tune the top verse bottom suction just right. The top floating piece is a little odd in that you have to immerse the whole thing sideways to prevent air from getting trapped under it during initial install. Other than that, hooked up to my SunSun HW302 without issue using the provided attachment tube. As a minor gripe I would suggest they add a larger cage around the lower vent area. If you have the adjustment about half way you only have about a 3/4 inch bottom intake that spans not even half the circumferance of the lower tube. It just seems like that lower intake wouldn't take much in terms of leaves to clog. Overall, great buy though!
March 1, 2014
Big Bang for Buck
Dollar for dollar one of the best improvements you can make to your system if you are using a canister filter.
I had been battling a surface film layer for two months in my planted 40 breeder running a Fluval 306 canister. I could skim it off during my weekly water changes but it would be back in a day or two. I put this skimmer into my system and it cleared it in 30 minutes, and keeps it clear. Cleaner, clearer water, better oxygenation, better light penetration for my plants.
Probably good for most canisters you'd use on anything from a 20gal to a 75, but might not be able to keep up with the really large cans.
January 24, 2014
Clears up water specially the surface
I was having problem with my surface water with dust, but since I installed the surface skimmer and used it as my intake on my Magnum 350, it works like a charm, not only the surface it has intake at the bottom too,
November 19, 2013