External Protein Skimmer

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  1. jesseg

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for an external protein skimmer, the display tank is roughly about 200L, no sump, skimmer will standing on the floor, can anyone point me in the right direction of reasonably priced skimmers for my fairly small tank.

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  3. 459b

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    With no sump, youll need a hang on back skimmer. Look at the Reef Octopus HOB skimmers, they well priced and do a good job.
     
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    thanks for the advice 459b, i would preferably like to get a floor stnading skimmer and get a HOB skimmer as a last resort...just don't like seeing the skimmer hanging on the back of the tank, i have no background on my tank and i really like it like that...are there any other skimmers that you can recommend?
     
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    If you have a floor stading skimmer, youll need to get a pump to return the water back to the tank which means youll need a sump.
    Why not build a sump? Will give you alot more skimmer options.
     
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    Without a sump you'll have to consider a hang-on skimmer. The Reef Octopus hang-on BH-1000 is rated for up to 300 liters.
     
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