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Tom Aquatics Aquarium Surface Skimmer

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Features:

  • Removes dissolved organics from the surface and increases gas exchange
  • Can be used with canister filters, power filters and in-hood filtration
  • Prevents undesirable biological processes that take place on the surface
  • Helps improve exchange of oxygen
Includes:
  • Flow Control Valve
  • 360 Degree Intake Float
  • Suction-cup Holder
  • Flexible Hose


Manufacturer Info

Tom Aquatics
As one of the premier plastic product manufacturers in the U.S., we have manufacturing operations in our home office, Fenton, Missouri, as well as Sullivan, Missouri and Shawnee, Kansas. They have over six decades of manufacturing expertise put towards the designing and building of products that provide a distinct service for the consumer.

39 Reviews

KATHY HILTON from YAKIMA, WA UNITED STATES

10/18/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Skimmer

Works great. Does exactly what's its suppose to do. Little hard to get to intergrate with my filter but after a little work we got it done.

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KURTIS LAWRENCE from ALLEN, TX UNITED STATES

09/23/2014

Experience Level: Expert

works great!

Using with an Eheim Pro2 in a 105 gallon tank. Had a problem with protein build up on surface but this skimmer took care of it quick. Nice and clear now and seems to be pretty low maintenance so far. I highly recommend this product.

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ANDREW AGIUS from DEARBORN, MI UNITED STATES

06/05/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Surface skimmer

Awesome product!! Cleared the surface of my tank in a matter of minutes. One negetive thing about this product is it makes your filter shoot bubbles every so often. Other than that would recommend!

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ANDRE POCHE from NOVATO, CA UNITED STATES

07/14/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

toms surface slimmer

I love how it removes surface film in my tank. I have mines hooked up to a marineland H.O.T. CANISTER FILTER,WORKS GREAT

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Josh Light from SAUQUOIT, NY UNITED STATES

06/16/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good product! Too big!

This thing works awesome but it was hard to make it fit with my aquaclear 30. Also it's alot bigger then I thought it was gonna be! The diameter of the bottom black tube is about an inch and in the holder the it comes with it sits about an in off the glass, not very appeasing to the eye!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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OSCAR ABDON from Pasadena, CA UNITED STATES

11/03/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Perfect

A perfect addition to any filter. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is that it was missing the hose adapters. It's easy enough to make your own though. I just cut a section of 3/4" clear flexible tubing to adapt to my Aquaclear 50. Also, the flow adjuster tends to get stuck over time. I used aquarium safe silicone grease on the threads and now it works like a charm.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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demen45 from WESTMINSTER, CA UNITED STATES

04/15/2011

Experience Level: Expert

It Works!!!

I have this yucky oily film on surface of my planted tank. Fish wouldn't come up to surface to eat with this oily film floating around. Read reviews on here and decided to give this skimmer a try. It does work as advertised. After playing with the flow control (the stick) for about 5 mins water started flushing into the skimmer and my surface was clear as crystal after 15 mins. However, the flexible hose could use some upgrade aesthetically. You can improvise your own hose to make it look a bit better. Overall, very impressed with the product since it does serve its purpose for under $10.

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AARON POLSON from JUNCTION CITY, KS UNITED STATE

02/16/2011

Experience Level: Expert

AYGUGI

I think that this product works really well. Especially with a canister filter. It does skim the surface, but you have to tweak it in order for it to work.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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CHRIS MILLER from

09/28/2010

Experience Level: Expert

This needs 6 stars

I got this yesterday and within 5 minutes of adjusting the flow the whole surface was clean. I don't know why people complain about size, it is about 14-16" tall and about 3" in diameter. I am using it in just a standard 29 gallon tank that is in a room with limited space with an aquaclear 50 that I use for running some media. For this price it blows all other surface skimmers out of the water. I am thinking about using this with other larger reef tanks.

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Arkaeus from LAFAYETTE, LA UNITED STATES

05/19/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Worth it!

To the people who gave it one star, learn how to mod! or get a simple hose clamp. I was getting lots of bubbles and a thick film from my 55 gallon. I have pressurized Co2 and do weekly water changes of 20%. I had even tried using pumps near the surface for getting the film off but this raised the PH. After installing this within 5 minutes I could see the water on the surface moving toward the skimmer. 4 days later I have never had the surface of my water this clear. This product works with my Eheim canister filter PERFECTLY! I would have paid well over 20 bucks for this.

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