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Old 01-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmers?

Hi my name is Anthony and I have been looking to turn my 40 gallon breeder into a reef tank. While looking into protein skimmers I have seen people say 40 gallons and under don't worry about it or 40 gallons and up should have one. So what do you think? If I do need one does it need to be rated for 40 gallons? What are some low cost, simple skimmers you would suggest? Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Can't hurt adding one. Look on bulk reef supply or dr fosters. If you don't get one just be diligent on weekly water changes.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Take a look at the Hydor Slim skim nano. its rated for what you got. I have the big one. It works beautifuly and does what its suppose to. Having a skimmer never hurts. Hope this helps! Good luck
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I have a 43 gallon fish tank and I use a Coralife super skimmer 65g

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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I bought a hang off the back refugium with a protein skimmer built in for my 65 gallon and it works great. I have a reef octopus diablo in my 93 gallon cube in the sump, it also works great.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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I have a 40 breeder and have a reef octopus bh2000 hob. You can get the bh1000. I got a good deal so I got the big one
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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I have a Bubble Magus Nac 3.5+. Good mid-range priced skimmer that is pretty high quality.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com usually has some very good prices on skimmers. They also are known for only selling products that are pretty good quality - and all of their staff are reefers so the support is great. Figured I'd throw that out there if you were looking for a place to get one.
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