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Old 10-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Are protein skimmer nessisary on nano reefs?

Would it be worth the money to put a quality skimmer in my biocube 29 reef?
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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I run a skimmer rated for 100 gallons on my 29 gallon and my water was crystal clear I'd recommended it
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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I don't run a skimmer on my biocube but I do weekly water changes religiously.
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Necessary? Not necessarily. But I would say its worth the money. I run a Super Reef Octopus XP1000 and love it. It's bulky, but does amazing work.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #5
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I would get a skimmer made for that tank, I now there is an oceanic one that I am ordering. $30 and works as well as the $150 Tunze.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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I had the biocube skimmer and in my opinion youre better off going without a skimmer. Was a pain to adjust and when it finally was skimming it wasn't doing a very good job. results may vary I suppose....
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #7
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I now there is an oceanic one that I am ordering. $30 and works as well as the $150 Tunze.
I've heard bad things about the biocube skimmers. :/
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If I do get a skimmer it will probably be an aquaticlife 115
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I have a Deltec mce300 on the back of my 20 gallon reef and it removes a lot of skimmate.

And not a micro bubble in sight. Also very easy to set up and keep running, nearly just plug and play.
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i don't run a skimmer on my 26g and i have 0 nitrates and do a waterchange every few weeks
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