Skimmer Raiser Option

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  1. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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  2. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Sure. I've used them or large frag discs, plastic containers, PVC, egg crate, etc.
     
  3. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    i was planning on adding this to my sump anyway, and the skimmer section is high flow, so it made sense.
     
  4. RandyC

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    Marine pure crumbles pretty easily, I personally wouldn't use it as a stand. If you want a diy option, you can grab a piece of 1/2" acrylic from the scrap bin that is roughly the correct size at Tap Plastics for $1 and they sell 1/4", 1/2" and 1" acrylic cubes you can use for feet. Stack cubes as needed. Use Weldon 4 or 16 to put together. Shouldn't cost you more than $10.

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  5. Ibn

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    Used a plate to raise my vertex 150 skimmer on the 47G. Did well, but it does tend to crumble. By the time that I moved it over to the 87G, one corner of the plate had sheared off.
     
  6. Jeff Rehling

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    i made an egg crate stand and think I'll just continue to use that. put the block in the 'fuge
     
  7. Vincerama2

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    That's what I use actually. My "temporary sump" has a skimmer in a plastic bin. The bin sits on top of a lump of marine pure, the skimmer sits inside of it. The skimmer is actually again raised inside the bin, but what I did is I took some 1" PVC pipe that I had laying around, then cut it and glued them side by side like a raft.

    You can also buy 3 or 4 inch (or whatever) PVC pipe for pretty cheap, and cut it to the height you want, then glue 4 of them together like 4 pillars and put the skimmer on that. I've done that too. I drilled holes in the colums to prevent stagnant water, but I don't think that's particularly necessary.

    I've also used scrap acrylic to make a bench for a skimmer.
     
  8. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    My 150 comes today. my sump compartment is 10" high (although trigger says 9"). What is the ideal height for the Vertex? My skimmer stand is about 1 1/4 inches high
     
  9. Jeff Rehling

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    that looks much better than my PVC/egg crate stand. The weight of the skimmer holds it down?
     
  10. RandyC

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    It's heavy enough to sink. I don't recall it floating up when I've cleaned my skimmer.
     
  11. Ibn

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    ~8"-8.5" is the ideal height for the Vertex Omega 150 when I ran mine.
     

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