Nano Skimmer

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Dmcbride

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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?
 

snoozer

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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.
 

Dmcbride

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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.
 

spieszak

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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?
 

gREEF Stricken

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Graham WA
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.

GS
 

NanaReefer

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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.
 

Da Kine

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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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