One thing that has really been annoying me over the last few weeks, is the horrendous noise the skimmer makes. The unit in question is the TMC v2 Skim 120 (http://188.8.131.52/Catalog/Product/24)
After a bit of playing around, I found the source of the noise is the air inlet on the unit. So time to get the Dremel out….
First step, is to split the unit as per the manufacturers instructions,
Here are some pictures of the bit we will be removing :
Now time to get the dremel and drill out…
First remove the top of the air intake :
Now I removed the blue air-intake and removed this bit
I had a bit of spare 6mm air tubing with a silencer on the end
So i drilled the hole that was left, out to 6mm
Now time to re-assemble…
First remove the blue pipe completely from the mixing head, and push your new hose onto this
Now re-assemble as per manufacturers instructions..
The skimmer re-assembled
Please note: this is a Guide only, I take no responsibly for you damaging your own equipment, yourself, or your tank.