Although the $1 ghetto Mame skimmer might be easy and practical, it isn’t exactly is display worthy. Gnome Glass just released their glass skimmers here at Reefstock, solving just that.
All skimmers are hand-blown and work in a similar fashion as the Mame airstone skimmers. A small airstone produces small bubbles at the base and the waste is drained from the top. Since the simmer is run with a airstone it has a very low power consumption and is relatively quiet.
The skimmer will come in a 32mm, 38mm, and 44mm version and should provide the need for a large variety of nano reefs. Gnome Glass is also releasing the strainers we featured on Reef Builders earlier this year. The small strainers will retail for 15 bucks and the large strainers for 20 bucks.
The Gnome Glass skimmers will retail for $60 the 32mm model, $70 for the 38mm model, and $90 for the 44mm model. Their website should launch shortly, and if you are interested in a skimmer or strainer before the website launches you can email them at gnome @ gnomeglass dot com. Additional pictures after the break.