Makeshift protein skimmer?


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I have 2 of the penguin bio-wheel mini's on my 15 gallon nano tank. I would like to add the functionality of a protein skimmer to my setup but i don't really wanna drop too much money on it. Would buying an air pump, splitter 2 air blocks, and placing the airblocks at the bottom of the filters before the physical filter perform basically the same function? (obviously not quite as effective)


not unless there is some means of foam seperation and collection. The filter media won't do it, the proteins will collect on the media and be redeposited into the water.