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Old 11-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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Best option for a skimmer??

Looking to find a cheap skimmer that's does its job for a 30 gallon reef tank
Not looking to spend over 50 or 60 bucks on one
Just spent $400 on lights alone and that doesn't include the new tank,rocks,and coral iv already bought
If anyone has any suggestions please lmk
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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There is no skimmer that's worth your time and money that you can buy for 60 bucks. I would skip the skimmer completely for a 30 gallon tank. You can provide nutrient export with water changes quite easily.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Just looking for somethin to help with water changes
Trying to do water changes every other week
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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Just feed reasonably and don't overstock. Like I said, all the small nano type skimmers are pretty crappy. Most HOB skimmers put micro bubbles in the water, and also look horrible hanging on the side of the tank.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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It's a coral only tank so there is no feeding or overstocking in the picture
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You will need something in there to feed the corals and keep a bacteria colony going. I would suggest at least adding one fish.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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This: Hydor Slim Skim Nano Internal Skimmer for Mini Aquariums and Reefs 23-35 gal
http://amzn.com/B004GB0NX8
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #8
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I'm not gonna worry about a skimmer
I have two clownfish from another tank I'm going to put in with and monitor feed levels and do frequent water changes
No biggie

Big thanks to everyone helping out
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