Suggestions HOB skimmer

R2_.d2

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Hey guys new to the forum, was trying to see what would be a good HOB skimmer for my 29 gallon tank. Have 1 valintini puffer 1 clown 1 damsel and a 6 line wrasse. I was looking into the reef glass skimmer any thoughts? I have had a red devil nano 150 but I have burned through two of them and was looking for something a little less visible in the tank. Any suggestions would be appreciated
 

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Welcome, I’m not experienced with that skimmer but I responded to a similar thread the other day. Maybe you can find some help on that thread.

I run the cheap nano m-50 and it isworking pretty well. Couple drawbacks but for the price I’d say it’s pretty good. My full review is at the link below.
 

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Its over kill for the size tank you got but i have one on my 125 and for the money you cant beat it...does a great job and cant hardly hear it running.


Every once in awhile i have trouble with a few micro bubbles but I usually just run it at night
 

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I have a 46 gallon bow front tank with a stand not big enough for a sump and have been running HOB eqiumpent for almost three years. I started out with a Coral Life HOB Super skimmer and had nothing but problems. Could never get it dialed in and it overflowed. I switched to the Reef Octopus HOB 1000 and have never had a problem since. Its quiet, it sets up easy and pulls an amazing amount of gunk from the tank. Its a clear material and blends with the room around it.
Its a good quality skimmer!
 
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Okay I forgot to mention I do have a rimmed tank will the reef octopus still work?
 

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My tank is rimmed aswell and the reef octopus fits fine on mine. You just need about 4 1/2 to 5 inches of space between the back of your tank and the wall
 

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