Skimmer and water polisher???

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    Is there a difference between a water polisher and a skimmer?
     
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    Yep. A skimmer removes large (leaves, twigs, etc.) from the pond. A polisher removes the fines or even smaller.
     
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    But if you put filter floss in a skimmer, it then does both correct? Like a pop bottle skimmer.
     
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    Sorry, but no. A planted 'Bog' or Phytofilter are example of water polishing for not only
    is very fine to micro organic particles filtered out, but also Nitrate, Phosphorus, Heavy Metals, VOCs, phenols, etc. by the resident plants. The water is polished both mechanically to a point and biologically. A 'polisher' used in tandem with a skimmer will afford quite excellent water clarity and quality.
     
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    Ok. Thanks. I haven't been able to get a good clear answer from anywhere else.
     
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    Not sure if it answers your question, but i had an indoor pond that was staying cloudy. I used a aquarium power head, a quart plastic bottle, drill some holes, added some floss and put in the pond. It helped tremendously.
    Do a youtube search for "King of DIY", Joey Mullen, he shows how to make both a polisher and a protein skimmer on the cheap
     
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    I follow Joey and have already bought his book. I just wasn't sure if there was a difference between the two.
     
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