AquaticLife Internal Mini Skimmer 115 - Up to 30 gal.
Item # 243691 / Manufacturer Part # 510114
The perfect skimmer for nano-tanks has arrived from Aquatic Life. Designed specifically for tanks 30 gallons and under the AquaticLife Internal Mini Protein Skimmer 115 features a powerful needle-wheel impeller to increase air-to-water contact. Tubeless housing makes for a simple installation. Water flow is controlled at the turn of a button with a handy knob. A clear, 100 mL collection cup lets you know quickly and easily when it's time to clean.
Small 3 in. x 3 in. footprint, and tiny 10.5 in. height allows for easy placement in tight cabinets. Dual mounting options hang on tank or sump, or attach with suction cups.
For more information, please read What is a Protein Skimmer? from our article archive.
|Max Flow||237 gph|
|Max Tank Size||30 gal.|
Works Great 12/11/2013
I bought this skimmer to replace the stock Oceanic skimmer in my Coralife BioCube 29. First of all, the price offered by That Pet Place was the best on the Internet.
As for the skimmer, it works wonderfully. I placed it in the first chamber of my BioCube and it fit perfectly. There was even sufficient room for me to leave my 100 watt heater in place! My installation is shown at: http://www.reefcentral.com.
The skimmer produces good skimmate. The only concerns I had was that it is a bit louder than I expected (but no too loud to be annoying) and it released micro bubbles into my tank via the intake screen. I solved the latter issue by placing some non-woven 100 micron filter pad in between the skimmer and the BioCube's water intake.
I highly recommend this nice little skimmer for BioCube owners who want to take their rant to the next level.
works great! 3/10/2013
Reviewer: J. Chandler
It works like a champ. I have no complaints or special observations.
Love this Skimmer 5/21/2012
Reviewer: Long time nano reefer
First I want to say that I've been using this skimmer for over 1.5 years. This skimmer is by far the best one I've used. It produces an excellent Dark skimmate. There are some great videos on youtube about it too! As long as you perform regular maintenance on the skimmer this is the best nano skimmer out there
Pretty much worthless 5/6/2012
I have had 2 of these units trying t skim a 20 gal reef tank and I will say that they are pretty useless. Skimming power is weak and the chamber is too small as you will be dumping it too frequently. As it hangs internally another problem is that crustaceans, etc end up plugging the inlet.