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Old 09-10-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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I am adding a sump soon and changing my skimmer out for one that is in sump. My tank is a 33g Long reef and I am adding a little 10g sump. could anyone suggest a decent skimmer for under 200 bucks? thanks in advance
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Reef Octopus NWB 110 Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer - AquaCave

One of the best out there for the money. Also give you some ability to move up in tank volume. Your problem is going to be finding something that can fit in a 10G with the return pump, baffles, etc etc .. or whatever you think you will have in there
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I know I wish I could have bigger but it is all that will fit under my tank
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Can I maybe suggest something. If I had a 33 gallon tank I would go without a skimmer. Smaller tanks that size will be OK just doing PWC`s. If you want one go ahead but IMO not needed for that size tank. Not having one will leave you more room in your sump for more water volume. Solely JMO
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No I appreciate it I would rather do without one. So if I dont have a skimmer should I just do partial water changes about twice a week or once or? Atm I am doing them about once every 10 days. I have a skimmer on it atm though but its not a great one.
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Your regular PWC schedule should be fine. You can always look into HOB skimmers and hang it off the back of the 10g or off the back of the DT.
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Oh, didn't read it properly, my bad.
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I agree 7-10 days will be fine. If you already have one on then just leave it on. It might not be much (your opinion) but I`m sure it`s skimming some. If that should ever mess up you dont need another one.
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