Protein Skimmers Slim Skim Nano
Works well once it's dialed in
I've been running the nano for over a year on a 27 gallon Marineland cube mixed reef with four small fish. It's super quiet, easy to attach, and for its size, gets out a lot of gunk. With the other maintenance I do and regular water changes, it keeps the nitrates near 0. Like all protein skimmers, it may take a week or so to get it set just right for your tank. It will work better if you have some sort of auto top-off system to keep the water level steady. And, it needs to be taken out, soaked, and thoroughly cleaned about once every six months. But for under $100, it's a steal. By far the best in-tank skimmer out there for the price.
June 21, 2014
Great for the money
Easily the best Nano Skimmer on the market, Had the Aqualife 115 which sounds like a bathtub draining and was absolutely horrible at producing skim. I have the Hydor on my 40g now and it's so quiet and works 10x harder than my reef octopus. If I had known about this product when I first got into the hobby I would have never put another skimmer in any of my nano tanks. A++
April 23, 2014
Easy to put together n started working within 20 min
April 23, 2014
This is a quality product. You can take this thing completely apart to clean it. I have only had it one day but it is skimming very well.
I only reviewed because at first I was looking for Dr fosters phone numbe because I thought the pump was'nt working. I came back 5 minutes later and the skimate was starting to collect in the cup. It is to bad that Hydor doesn't make a larger hob or in sump skimmer like this. You can definitely get inside it and clean it. It is whisper quiet . My wife wasn't thrilled when she saw the box on the doorstep.( was supposed to stop spending money on the fish tank( LOL) Once I opened the skimmer she was really impressed with the unit.It got me out of the dog house .
Of course the service and price at Dr Fosters is always top notch. Between my dog and my aquariums I can not get a better price and better service. Great product and great company.
April 4, 2014