You have to tight it down on your bitc*as* head while you holding a straw in your hand. Then you have to start to sucking ( I don't think it'll be hard for you....you know what I'm talking about..good.) the water out of your tank, and just keep swallow the salt water 'til you got to go to peeeee. Don't look at the mirror while you're in the toilett. When you're done pissing probably your stomach will start to feels like there's something's went wrong about the protein skimming method. Now you have to go to the bathroom again, and NOW LOOK AT THE MIRROR!! You are there with the protein skimmer ( buy an expensive one, it looks better on you.. I shouldn't have to say that, because you're an expert..) tight down on your head, and your skin start to turn white. Then you'll realize how stupid you are to get the nerves to asking us here about "how does protein skimmers work?". Looser you..