Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-09-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5
Protein skimmer for 10 gal?

Hi, I have started a ten gallon nano over the last two months. Right now the tank has fully cycled and contains a tomato clown and an emerald crab. I also have a little lr and dead coral in the tank with cc as substrate. I hope to add more lr and hopefully a mushroom leather or another hardy coral to the tank for visual appeal and possible surrogate host for the clown. My question is whether i need a protein skimmer or not, I know everyone says it is necessary, but everything i have seen has been rated for 50 gal or higher. Would i just be overskimming this tank if one was added, or is there cheaper smaller alternatives. I have a normal millenium filter running right now and thats all. Please help if you can.

shawny963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tustin,Ca
Posts: 754
I too have a 12gal nano. You just need to do more frequent water changes. One of the added benefits of a small tank, is it's not a huge chore. My tank has a canopy, so there's not much room for a skimmer, unless I cut out the canopy. I do weekly 20%, whoo hoo 2 1/2 gal.
Let's get a line wet!
got bait? is offline   Reply With Quote

protein, protein skimmer, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
14 Gal Biocube Protein Skimmer tlkng1 Nano Reefs 0 09-29-2009 11:44 AM
WTB protein skimmer 150 gal zchess Archive 0 02-09-2009 08:53 PM
Protein Skimmer for 55 gal Fishyfanatic Saltwater Reef Aquaria 21 02-03-2005 11:14 AM
Protein Skimmer Recommendation for a 185 US Gal Tank nim75sg Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 04-28-2004 11:31 PM
Protein skimmer for a 29 gal SW setup water978 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 03-20-2004 09:15 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.