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Old 08-31-2023, 08:49 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer for nano tank

How necessary is a protein skimmer for a nano 5 gallon tank?

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Old 08-31-2023, 10:17 PM   #2
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Depends on if you plan on having fish in there
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Depends on if you plan on having fish in there


I plan on getting possibly 2 small fish. Any recommendations for a good nano skimmer?
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I plan on getting possibly 2 small fish. Any recommendations for a good nano skimmer?
There are some tanks with built in skimmers. Have you thought about getting one of these instead of doing all the pieces individually?
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There are some tanks with built in skimmers. Have you thought about getting one of these instead of doing all the pieces individually?


I already own a 5 gallon nano tank, it has a built in overflow filter but thatís all
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I already own a 5 gallon nano tank, it has a built in overflow filter but that’s all
okay, If you are handy, you can build a Protein skimmer out of PVC or if you are really handy , A 2 liter soda bottle.
In reality tho, routine water changes should more than handle what you keep in a tank that small.
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okay, If you are handy, you can build a Protein skimmer out of PVC or if you are really handy , A 2 liter soda bottle.


Thatís sounds cool, not sure how. But will figure it out thanks
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I never ran a skimmer in any of my small tanks. They take up too much space and remove plankton. And if there's only 2 small fish they won't produce much waste so just do a big water change every couple of weeks.
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