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    Nano Skimmer

    I have a 14g Bio Cube that, like many, I have always done weekly water changes and strict maintenance instead of skimming. I have also always done this with my 35 gallon tank as well. However, with recent health issues and at least 1 upcoming surgery it is harder for me to do my weekly water changes. I have added a reef octopus to my 35 and love it. Seeing as how I have to be on bed rest for a while after surgery I feel a skimmer on the 14g cube would be in my tanks best interest. Does anyone know of a decent skimmer that would fit the 14g bio cube with the hood in place?

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    That is a question that I have asked before, but I haven't found a good answer yet. It seems like there just aren't any good skimmers small enough to fit in Bio Cube 14. I am really hopeful that someone will chime in with experience with one that works well.

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    Exactly I have searched online to no real avail. I know a skimmer on a tank that small is not all that necessary, but it would sure give me piece of mind. I guess I better start teaching my husband the basics just in case. Poor guy, he isn't going to know what hit him taking care of all my things. At least I have all the kids farmed out for a week post-op.

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    Would a tunze 9002 work for u?

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    Reef Octopus Nano NS80 Protein Skimmer
    5 inches by 2.5 inches according to what i read, i don't know anything about the tank or the skimmer, but it 'seems' like that should be small enough to fit the back chamber?
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    If you have the Oceanic BC 14 they make an actually skimmer for that cube. It like $50 at lfs but I think it can be had for like $30 online. Uses the little limewood airstones which must be changed as they clog but at least its designed to close the top on the tank.

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    Your best bet is to create your own. Very easy to do! Or check out the Mame skimmers. Pricy but so well worth it.
    The NS80 is a piece of junk. I threw mine in the trash.
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    I just got a Mame skimmer. It is a beautiful piece of industrial design. Looking forward to seeing how it works.

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    Where did you get it and how's it working?

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    I got it from http://saltwater-conversion.com/. Have not set it up yet so I can't say how it is working. As a designer part of why I had to have this is the actual design of the product (form). If I had to guess, there are other nano skimmers that are going to be less pretty, but will function better.

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