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Several questions about skimming.


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Default Several questions about skimming.

    What is a needle-wheel impeller pump and are they good? Is having a skimmer inside my fuge actually doing my tank any good? I know most skimmers are ran in tank or in sump. I don't have either option. I'm not worried about my tank or anything as all is well. Just wanting to learn.
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    i heard that if you do regular water changes and dont overfeed you should have no problem with not having one. i know some people that didnt have one and they had no problem. although i think it may help lower the ammonia level and other things a lil.
    Last edited by rcombs; 11-21-2011 at 01:32 PM. Reason: j

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    thepanfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    A needle wheel skimmer has a pump with a modified impeller that has little sticks on it to beat the air entering the skimmer from the venturi and the water from the pump into very fine bubbles.
    http://www.championlighting.com/pics...0_impeller.jpg

    Also, in response to rcombs, I was told the same thing when I entered the hobby, but after buying a skimmer I can confidentally say no reefer should be without one. I have seen very noticable changes in water quality and improved overal health of my system.

    Miz:
    You have a 34 Solana correct? This skimmer will fit in the rear chamber and does a good job (based on many reviews) of removing skimate.
    Hydor Koralia Nano/Slim-Skim Internal Protein Skimmer
    review
    Hydor’s Slim Skim Nano is about as stealth as an internal skimmer can be
    and a video
    Hydor’s Slim Skim Nano performer protein skimmer action video

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    No Solana-just a 26g bow front with the CPR HOB Aquafuge. Dimensions: 19" L x 4.5" W x 12" H
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    thepanfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    No Solana-just a 26g bow front with the CPR HOB Aquafuge. Dimensions: 19" L x 4.5" W x 12" H
    I think it would fit in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepanfish View Post
    I think it would fit in there
    Now I'm excited I just may be able to put the Hydor slim skim in my tank. It would enable me to remove the pre-skimmer box I've been using. Since the slim skim has the surface skim capability I won't need the box no more. Now I need to find out how much clearance (head room) the skimmer needs. As my lights sit on my tank, with about 2" from tank rim to lights.
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    thepanfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Glad I could help Jamie!

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepanfish View Post
    Glad I could help Jamie!
    I'm glad too! Thanks TPF
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