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Old 11-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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24 gallon aquapod with hood protein skimmer help

I need a skimmer that will fit in back chamber and still close lid any sugestions
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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Hiya! Welcome to the forum!

Is there any specific reason that you want a skimmer? On a tank that size usually water changes and proper feeding can negate the need for a skimmer.
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Mainly to clean up water inbetween changes I keep getting surface film
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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Have you tried directing a powerhead towards the water surface? Thast also good for keeping the ph stable.
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Yea that another prob stock pump don't seem strong at all
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #6
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Have you added an additional powerhead yet? I have an extra one on top of the stock output in my 29g cube. Works wonders...
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Some one said on another forum upgrade to maxijet 1200 u ever herd of this and as for the skinner don't buy one for it
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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If you only have a single output for your circulation then I would get a nano powerhead. Increasing the output pump can help as well. i just haven't gotten around to it yet on my cube. Not sure i will as between the stock output and the koralia nano 425 i have i feel i have sufficient flow. No dead spots in the tank and the surface stays clear and agitated.
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I'll pick one up today after work see what it does I have some brown and green algae in tank I think tank maybe overcrowded a little had to put 3 clowns a damsel and angel in it while my 55 cycles I inherited these fish and had no safe place to put then
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Do you have any corals in there? You can cut back the light to help rid of the algae. I'd say youre a bit crowded with all those fish! LOL How long do you have til your big tank cycles?
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Nitrates sky high in it and a lot of brown and green algae in it ,no corals but two small anemones that came with fish and the typical clean up crew yes very crowded wanna frying out of it but 55 taking forever
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You'll get there patience. Just keep up on the water changes adn do the best you can for now.
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I'm farely new at it so I'm glad I joined this site got a 110 to set up when I get these two squared away
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