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Old 05-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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My wife hates my slimmer. When I turn it off to clean it my tank is so quiet and she thinks it should always b that way. Her biggest problem is that it's ugly sticking up off the back. If I add another filter, would it b enough to ditch the skimmer?
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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A filter won't do what a skimmer does to remove organics. Keep the skimmer
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Not that I know of other then get another skimmer thats not so noisy. Do you have room in your sump you could do that get one that goes in the sump.Or make more noise so she won't notice lol
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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Don't have a sump
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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The only thing I can tell you then is start a new thread and ask members what skimmers they have and the quietness of them. good luck
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I think a sump would solve the problem but I plan on moving in a year or so and a sump would make it more difficult and complicated
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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An Algae turf scrubber can replace a skimmer if it's done correctly . You do need a sump for it for though so it might not be for you either.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:12 AM   #8
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I think a sump would solve the problem but I plan on moving in a year or so and a sump would make it more difficult and complicated
A sump would make your move easier. It houses all your equipment. With unions on your plumbing, it would literally take less than a minute to get your sump out of your stand. It really is a great way to go.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:32 AM   #9
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Go for the sump my mate. Not only my salt water tank has a sump even all my 8 fresh water tank in my fishroom is on sump too. The best step towards easy life in fish keep is a sump.
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An Algae turf scrubber can replace a skimmer if it's done correctly . You do need a sump for it for though so it might not be for you either.
You can do an ATS without a sump, syphon fed overflow box down to your scrubber in a 5g pail then a return pump back up. In essence it is a sump but a very small and simple one. Read up on the turf scrubbers they sound very cool and from all reports they work really well.
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