The Quiptron Skimmer skims a thinner layer of surface water at a higher velocity, resulting in 300 to 500% more surface skimming and it does it at flow rates as low as 40LPM. Conventional skimmers require flow rates of 100LPM or more. The weir is responsible for the Quiptron Skimmers's efficiency. Its hydrodynamic shape creates a lifting action on the wier, much like an airplane wing. This uplift speeds up the surface flow and eliminates ineffective deep currents.