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Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Qaiser, 13 Mar 2010.

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    i have 60l tank an wanted to know whether those freshwater hang-on filters would work and eliminate the use of a skimmer or if you guys have any other suggestions.thanks
     
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    I've been told that its quite sufficient if you switch the filter medium with charcoal and phosphate remover.
     
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    I wouldn't recomend not running a tank without a skimmer, I made that mistake once and won't do it again. You can change the filter medium to charcoal and anti-phos but we all run that on our tanks with a skimmer. Best would be to buy a small skimmer(via-aqua or something) or even better make your own and make it external if you want to eliminate a sump. A 60 litre tank is very small and almost impossible to maintain without proper filtration. Just my 2 cents...
     
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    Thats great, just have a peek at the DIY part on the forum. There's allot of DIY skimmer plans, internal and external...
     
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    how about doing everything in glass.is it cheaper to have it cut and drilled or should i buy the bit and glass cutter.Im planning on having a built in sump with skimmer all in glass depending on which works out cheaper
     
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