View Full Version : DIY - post skimmer/ozone carbon chamber

02-08-2007, 5:37 PM
I finally gave in to the idea of using an ozone generator on my tank but needed to run carbon on the effluent water from my asm, so this is what i came up with....
all you need are 2 4" connectors, a 3 inch connector, a drainage grate, 4 inch pipe and a 4" to 11/2" reducer. All these supplies can be picked up at home depot or lowes... i made this to use on my asm 5 which has 1 1/2" pipes,,you could use smaller connectors and pipe if your skimmer is smaller...this is just the general assembly idea....

1.take the 4 inch pipe and drill some holes in it....
2. fit the reducer in to the 4inch connector
3. on the other end place the 3 inch connector
4. place the grate into the other 4 inch connector
5. get some bridal vail and glue onto grate
6. place carbon (loose or bag) on grate
7. assemble as in picture
8. turn on ozone...

02-08-2007, 5:42 PM
the rest of the assembly

02-08-2007, 5:47 PM
That's AWESOME keep us updated on this please

btw Thanks for giving me another good reason to go to Home Depot Tomorrow

02-08-2007, 5:48 PM
started using the setup today ...will let you know how it works out.ready for some sparkling water.....the last pic is another diy project of auto top off with a backup float...cost $40 to make with the use of some scrap pipe...will post pics as soon as i get a chance....glad to report that my overflow is working out great...skimmer definatly started kicking in once i put this in...