Berlin airlift 90 protein skimmer

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  1. rincewind98

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    Does anyone have any experience with this skimmer?Thinking of getting one for my new tank-dont have a sump or place for a hang on so internal looks like the best bet.Appreciate any help thanks.
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    What size tank do you have?
     
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    I have a 280 liter tank
     
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    What tank is it?
    What other filtration are you planning on running?

    I dont have experience with those skimmers.
     
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    Unless you are planning on a very low bioload, this skimmer will be insufficient. They are also rather maintenance intensive, one of the reasons hey have taken a backseat to water pump driven skimmers.
    Having said that, I still believe that airstone driven skimmers have huge potential if someone can overcome the maintenance of replacing the wooden blocks. Probably still the most effecient skimming effeciency per watt. I have one lying around that I used on my first tank in the early nineties....
     
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    yes i used one in '92, work well but like irie ivan said need to replace limewood airstone regulary
    you can use the DYMAX airstones as replacements
     
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    i found them very ineffiecient for my liking, im of the opinion that pump driven skimmers should be a standard

    these smaller skimmers will never do what they claim and you would be better off performing more frequent waterchanges insead of using this type of skimmer..

    but thats just my opinion...
     
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    I am only going to have two clowns,neon goby and dwarf angel as well as a few hermits and brittlestar in the tank as well as about 28kg of liverock.Can I then do away with a skimmer if I do 10 to 15 percent water changes per week?
     
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    do yourself a favour and spend a couple grand on a skimmer... you won't sorry
     
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