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You can do a very cheap diy moisture trap with a Mason jar or even a Chinese food soup container like me. Works like a charm

Also can do a reverse funnel on top of the skimmer cap so foam will never get sucked i
Very interesting. So no drilling needed through skimmer lid. Just like any plastic container or upside down funnel sealed on lid. Thanks Dkmoo! Definitely going to implement this! Well, maybe not the Chinese soup can but the other stuff
 
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Very interesting. So no drilling needed through skimmer lid. Just like any plastic container or upside down funnel sealed on lid. Thanks Dkmoo! Definitely going to implement this! Well, maybe not the Chinese soup can but the other stuff
Yup, you'd only need to drill the cap if the cap doesn't already have holes to let air thru

This is mine, I think you get the idea. I sealed with aquarium silicone

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And this is the moisture trap. The lid can still open so you can dump the liquid periodically

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Yup, you'd only need to drill the cap if the cap doesn't already have holes to let air thru

This is mine, I think you get the idea. I sealed with aquarium silicone

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And this is the moisture trap. The lid can still open so you can dump the liquid periodically

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This is great. I guess you can reef on a budget. I love it, a big red plastic cup and a take out soup container! Genius!
 

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@Dkmoo @Cjeippert here’s my lid add-on from Fish Of Hex only $25. Custom 3D printed. Plugs for holes. No evasive mods to your skimmer. You can still sell your skimmer some day in the same shape as when you bought it.
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This is great. I guess you can reef on a budget. I love it, a big red plastic cup and a take out soup container! Genius!
Went to Dollar Store today and bought a cheap ($1) 10 inch plastic bowl. Not sucking up skimmer foam into reactor now!
 

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@Dkmoo @Cjeippert here’s my lid add-on from Fish Of Hex only $25. Custom 3D printed. Plugs for holes. No evasive mods to your skimmer. You can still sell your skimmer some day in the same shape as when you bought it.
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So that square box on inside around air out barb, that keeps skimmate from occasionally getting sucked up?
Do you have any fail safe back up plans if your skimmer overflows? I got the davey jones locker. It is supposed to shut off when full to prevent water going into media reactor to dose a soda lime slurry
 

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So that square box on inside around air out barb, that keeps skimmate from occasionally getting sucked up?
Do you have any fail safe back up plans if your skimmer overflows? I got the davey jones locker. It is supposed to shut off when full to prevent water going into media reactor to dose a soda lime slurry
I would have bought something like this but did not see any for a red sea 900rsk.
 

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So that square box on inside around air out barb, that keeps skimmate from occasionally getting sucked up?
Do you have any fail safe back up plans if your skimmer overflows? I got the davey jones locker. It is supposed to shut off when full to prevent water going into media reactor to dose a soda lime slurry
@Cjeippert yes you are correct. The way the air enters the inlet leading up to the barb is supposed to keep skimmate out of the scrubber recirculating setup. There is a chance skimmate will get in the line however I run a skimmate collector, the Eshopps Skimmate Buddy. I also have a mechanism that shuts off the skimmer when the skim buddy is full.
 

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I would have bought something like this but did not see any for a red sea 900rsk.
@Cjeippert FOH will print for any size or model of skimmer. If he doesn’t already have the blueprint file for your skimmer, you send in just your skimmer lid, he gets the measurements from that, then prints yours and sends back the lid to you with the ring. Then he has a blueprint file from another model and size of skimmer to print for anybody else.
 
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