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If you want best performance then go with an HOB hang on back skimmer and there is a plethora of them out there that are quality skimmers from Aquamax, Eshopps, Reef Octopus etc... There are some pretty good nano skimmers from Hydor and Eshopps to fit in the back of tank, but they will never skim as well as an HOB

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Don't feel you have to have a skimmer to keep corals. I have systems that have been doing fine without them for up to a couple decades. Click on the red youtube button in my signature to see videos of some of my tanks. To get a better undestanding of what skimmers do and do not do read Feldman's articles on Advanced Aquarist:

Granular Activated Carbon Pt 1 http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/1/aafeature1

Granular Activated Carbon Pt 2 http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/2/aafeature1

Total Organic Carbon Pt 1 http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/8/aafeature3

Total Organic Carbon Pt 2 http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/9/aafeature2

Protein Skimmer Performance, Pt 1 http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2009/1/aafeature2

Protein Skimmer Performance, Pt 2 http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/1/aafeature

Skimmate Analysis http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/2/aafeature

Bacterial Counts in Reef Aquarium Water http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2011/3/aafeature

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Tunze 9002 with relocated magnet, air line mod.

Cad light PLS50 elite

Pretty much the best nano skimmers hands down.

Not sure if they will fit in the bio cube compartment. I would Google specs.

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Another reason I thinking about a skimmer is 2 fish so far have died and my water checks out every time

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Are you quarintining your fish? If you have a parasite or pathogen a skimmer isn't going to help.

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  • 2 years later...

I have a small eshopps nano skimmer that works well and is magnet mounted in the rear sump area of my 14G cube.  I don't like having anything that holds water outside of the tank like external pumps or reactors.  That is just personal preference like many other things in the hobby.

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