While the ongoing debate if you actually need a protein skimmer rages on, one DIY modder decided that he wanted to upgrade from his JBJ protein skimmer. Short on cash however, he decided to take matters into his own hands and started to open cabinets in search of his next protein skimmer. He of course was successful in his endeavors. The skimmer which is made out of a Spaghetti jar ($2.95), spice jar ($1.50), medium storage jar ($1.99) and PVC piping actually does work. What does this total skimmer cost you? Around $40.09 and hours of your time. You can look here for the complete DIY in case you are wondering how this is done. For the rest of us, however, we will leave it to professionals who worry about terms such as bubbleplates and lph rates in designing skimmers we will buy.