View Full Version : Skimmer Recommendation?

04-02-2008, 11:50 PM
I am looking for a skimmer to add to my system. I am looking for one that will fit in my sump. My tank is 55g and the sump is about 10-15g.

I currently have 3 fish, 2 clowns and 1 damsel, and thinking of adding coral and possibly 1 more fish.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks ,
Bryan N.

04-03-2008, 09:20 AM
ASM, Tunze, Euroreef, Deltec... They are all great skimmers!!!

I use ASM skimmers on my system and on most of my clients tanks.

04-03-2008, 10:29 AM
I just bought a Tunze 9010 from Marinedepot. Very small (4x4.9x16 with skimmer cup). Very east to set up, quiet and is rated for a 265 gallon tank (for a very heavily stocked SPS tank multiply that # by .4 to get 106 gallons). Worked great from the start.


04-03-2008, 11:22 AM
I have an octopus skimmer, it works great. You need to worry about how tall your stand is so that you can 1) get the skimmer in the sump. 2) have enough room to get your cup off for cleaning. With the Octo, you only need 1", I think ASM is the same.

04-03-2008, 11:46 AM
EuroReef you don't need any room. Like already stated, EuroReef and ASM's have been great for me.

04-03-2008, 11:48 AM
Make your own... I made mine for less than 100, and I get great skimmate. It will be even better once I pick up my new skimmer cup made by eric... Personally I cant afford spending 300$ on a skimmer. Here is a link to the page where I got my plans. http://www.hawkfish.org/snailman/diy4inskimmer.htm. I personally used a modified 4 inch design. I currently have a 55 gal with about 10 gal sump, with 3 fish and 3 pieces of coral. My skimmer does not sit in the sump but could... I designed mine to sit it outside of the sump. If you want help designing one, or even want one built, i can do it for you... I had space constraints so had eric build me a super small cup to meet my needs...