got the skimmer

bullcrap that it's "perfect for aquapod" though. at least my 12gal. it's just a bit shy of fitting in the filter. mostly because the pumps intake. i removed the strainer and squeezed that sucker in a filter chamber. water level is prob a bit high, due to there being absolutely no overhead room, but we'll see in a few days if the foam matures. i could always lower the tanks water level a bit. i keep it at the "MAX" level. MIN is prob a good 2 inches lower.

and the initial burst of micro-bubbles... i needa add some foam in the filter. it's suppose to calm down after "the surface tension matures" or something.