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Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Nano reef Protein skimmer help!

Hi there im currently building a nano reef i have all what is necessary except a protein skimmer that can fit into the back of my tank a link to my tank AquarWorld MT30D Deluxe Aquarium 25L - Wonderfish Aquarium

ive been searching day and night however i cant seem to find a protein skimmer that will fit please please help!
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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I run two nanos and don't use a skimmer for either. regular water changes should be all that you need.

Are you having any particular problem or issue?

Here's some small ones that have decent reviews:

AquaticLife 115 Skimmer

Hydor Slim Skim Nano
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Ya I had a look at those two however I don't think either will fit I think I'm going to have to go for an external hang on skimmer do you know of any smalles sized ones? Or maybe a smaller external under tank skimmer ??
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This is the only hang on that would be small enough i think

AquaC Nano Remora Protein Skimmer with Maxi-Jet 900 Pump - AquaCave
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Petcos got a couple I don't know how worthwhile they are though :p
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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The biocube skimmer is small
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The biocube skimmers have a bad reputation. I would stay away from them. I agree with Carey that you really dont need one. Alot of people buy a media basket and grow chaeto in the second chamber instead
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I have the media baskets and fuge in my back compartment in my cube. So far so good. Nitrates are staying low for now. A good solid weekly water change should take the place of a skimmer.

The bio cube skimmer is also run by airstones which I hear gets quite expensive over the long run and as mentioned most people don't like them.
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Why not try it without a protein skimmer at all? Many people have lots of luck. Just don't go crazy with your feedings and keep up with regular water changes.
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