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Old 02-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer

Reccomendations on a protein skimmer for a 55g. Do not have a sump and was leaning towards the hob type and was wondering if anyone's had experience with them and which one would you reccomend.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Or wouldi just be better off having a sump installed.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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A sump is a great thing to have if you can fit one.

How big is your tank?
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Yeah that's where I'm lost lol I have a 55g with the standard stand that petco sells.
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It's only 10" wide Underneath was thinking mayb if I could somehow reinforce the underneath side and open it up more idkk.
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If it's 10 inches can't you fit a 10g tank under there?
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I had the same problem with my tank. It wouldn't fit in the bottom. Its easier to have the HOT protein skimmer.
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Reef octopus makes some very good hang on back skimmers.

Hang On Back HOB Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers
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Are they good I've heard mixed reviews about hob? A 10g is still wider then 10 inches lol should have had a stand custom built but I rushed into buying. I do planon running this tank for a year or two for experience in the saltwater hobby the later down the road upgrade to a large tank of some sort.
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I say get a hanging one that is a hanging/sump so you can use it down the road if you want as a back up.
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