Tunze nano skimmer

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by HenkHugo, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. HenkHugo

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    Hey guys,

    i am looking at convering a 76cm freshwater tank of mine into a smallish reef with pipe fish and soft corals. I have been looking at the Tunze intank skimmer - are they any good?
     
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    Hi Henk - no - I don't know this skimmer you are talking about - I can only presume that it must be ok to good ;-)

    BUT, as an alternative - what about a "hang-on filter and skimmer in-one"? Not too sure of brands - I will investigate and post some more info as soon as I have some....

    Cheers!
    Jacques
     
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    OK - found a link to the skimmer you are talking about - right?
    http://www.aqua-africa.co.za/NonoDocSkimmers.asp

    This one?

    I am sure it will do a decent job and won't look TOO intrusive (perhaps hide it away with some live-rock?) in a nano-tank....
     
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    Thanks Jaqcques! i'll look into it...
     
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    it does not like that link :p
     
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    so lets add a curve ball to this... Reef Octo makes a stunning little hang on skimmer... for half the price...:biggrin:
     
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    Henk I'm not sure of this particular model but as far as Reef Octo goes, IMHO it's one of the best Bang for Buck skimmers in SA at the moment.
     
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    Hey DR,

    its the BH100
     
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    henk if u looking for a hang on skimmer , the aqua medic biostar flotor is excellant , trust me
     
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    Never used one personally but I do know of a couple of people that have bought them and say they work like a dream, millepora (eco-aquatics) sells them I think.
     
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    Thanks Dean. Yes I do, and yes they work very well.
     
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    i got Mills's price lists here.... i'm torn between using the hand on skimmer and actually putting a normal insump stkimmer in the tank....
     
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    Hang on skimmer, why take up precious real estate with a skimmer.
     
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    Agree with Alan but why not add a small sump? If you put in a standard 1foot (15l) you can get a TS1 from mille they work great?
     
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    i do not want to drill the tank and nor do i want to go to the trouble.... i'll look at the hangon Reeftek one again.... tomorrow at least... just came back from a day of flying to i am heeeeeeecticly tired
     
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    Why not convert that slightly bigger tank rather and leave the plants and brown fish in the small tank or maybe toilet cistern... :D
     
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