Protein Skimmer for a Nano Tank

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Hi Guy's,

Im definitely converting to marine tank(FOWLR) in the next week or so:thumbup: . I went to a LFS to have a look at few things for the marine tank and came a cross the Rio Hang on Skimmer (R260).

How is this Protein Skimmer? Any advice how good this skimmer is? It say's for tank 's up to 20 Gallons. Is there a better Hang on Skimmer's and what are the price range :)
 
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Hi Guy's,

Im definitely converting to marine tank(FOWLR) in the next week or so:thumbup: . I went to a LFS to have a look at few things for the marine tank and came a cross the Rio Hang on Skimmer (R260).

How is this Protein Skimmer? Any advice how good this skimmer is? It say's for tank 's up to 20 Gallons. Is there a better Hang on Skimmer's and what are the price range :)
What size is your tank ?
 
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If you going Fish only you should be OK, although you need to watch your parameters closely and do regular maintenance on the skimmer or it will become a nitrate factory.

What sort of fish are you wanting to keep ?
 

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Those Rio Hang on skimmers were recalled because they don't work....at all.
 
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bud its not worth it in my opinion to have a skimmer on a 55L tank. You can easily do water changes and keep the params good. A 10L change a week (thats 1 bucket) is like 18% water change. I have a skimmer on my 130L but I still rely more on water changes :thumbup:
 
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warr: I don't think its that hang on skimmers don't work but rather that model?
 

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Thanks Guy's.

What Protein Skimmer do you suggest i get and what will the price be?

I intend to keep 2 Clowns and one Royal Gramma. I dont think in can keep more than that
 
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Thanks Guy's.

What Protein Skimmer do you suggest i get and what will the price be?

I intend to keep 2 Clowns and one Royal Gramma. I dont think in can keep more than that
Have to agree with Matt, with that sort of bioload (3 fish), water changes will do the job.
 
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Agreed. Grab a cheap hang on filter, remove internal parts and replace with activated carbon and purigen to keep the water nice and clean. Water changes will take care of the rest.
 
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Al protein skimmer total waste of money for a tank your size ;) especially with only 3 fish. I adopt the "keep it simple stupid" approach to my nano :)
 

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Thanks for all the advice.

I will keep you guy's updated on this forum. I will be giving away my Tropical fish this week and start with the marine tank soon.:)
 
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Al are you using the same tank? If so did you ever medicate your tropicals in it?
 

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Yes im using the same tank. I did medicate the tank way back in August 2007. I will be cleaning out the tank before converting to a marine tank.
 
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Check if the medication contained copper (highly toxic to invertebrates). If it did there could be copper in the silicone that leaches out over time and causes problems
 

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