Protein Skimmers Slim Skim Nano
Finally found a skimmer that works in my BioCube 29
After going through 3 different skimmers, none of which worked (Tunze 9002, Coralife and Reef Octopus NS 80) I finally have one that fits (albeit tightly) and pulls some skim mate from the tank. Easy to install and easy to clean. Great job Hydor!!
February 7, 2015
Skims great, Never used one before.
I started a salt tank back in the stone age,1975. Had it for 15yrs, & just picked up the hobby again. Wow, how things have changed!!! Never knew of such things as protein skimmers,canister filters & such, but the Hydor Slim Skim keeps my water waste free, & clear. Highly recommend it for someone who can't use a hang on, like my 55gal column to save space. Only had one problem setting up. Finding correct height for the catch cup was not easy. instructions do not tell you bottom of cup needs to be @ bubbling water level or just below to begin to work, then I started to adjust up or down. I was getting alot of bubbles coming up between the rubber ring & cup, till I figured it out. Now it works GREAT!!!!!!!!!
February 2, 2015
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