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Old 12-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer or Surface Skimmer

Hi i have a 30 gallon SW tank with a Fluval 305 filter, I chose this filter because my aquarium is aginst the wall and it looks cleaner. but I want to know what is better a surface skimmer or a protien skimmer??? I don't really like protein skimmer because they are ver big. is there a mini protein skimmer???
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not really. any skimmer you hang on a 30 gallon tank is going to appear large. what problem are you having? a film on the surface? just aim a power head upwards towards the surface and it should correct that.
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I see a lot of film like oil on the surface
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yep. just aim a power head towards the surface to agitate it. it will put that film in the water column where it can be filtered out.
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