Protein Skimmers Slim Skim Nano
All of my previous reef setups were large (100 gallons or more), with huge sumps and tons of equipment.
My current reef is a Clear For Life 35 gallon hex with built-in overflow. I use the center overflow chamber for a mini refugium by adding some live rock to the bottom, along with some macro algae.
I added the Hydor Skimmer to the center chamber. It was a tight fit, but it sets up in there very nicely. I didn't know what to expect, but I have to say the unit started skimming day one and my water quality is visibly improved.
I also noticed that since I added the Hydor Skimmer, the display area (especially the live rock) is all looking much better.
The size of the skimmer would lead you to think that it can't be effective, but when you understand that it is intended for smaller tanks, it really does a great job.
December 1, 2013
Love this skimmer
Got the NANO version to replace a skimmer i had which was spitting bubbles all over my sump compartment and rotting the wood/ making micro bubbles. No bubble spitting from this one and it is MUCH quieter than my previous skimmer. I empty the skimmage about once a week but i can honestly wait at least two weeks before its close to full. It gets me nice dark skimmage when i have the cup elevated ABOVE the water line as per the instructions.
November 6, 2013
Very Quite, small and effeicent
Bought this for my 20 gallon reef that has always had a problem with nitrates running a little high. Fits nicely in tank and is so quite you won't even think its running. Been installed for almost a month now and has already helped drop my nitrates in half, almost undetectable! Easy to put to together and magnet clips are far better than the old suction type mounts! Everything great, would suggest to any one needing a small skimmer.
October 8, 2013
Skimmer works great! Nice dark skim in hours. Bought nano
Because rated 15 gallons with heavy stocking box says 25 gallons
Little over kill for 12 gallon tank. But seems to be a very good product.
September 13, 2013