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Got a couple of questions on the Hydor Slim Skim Nano for SteveT or anyone that might know.

My tank is 12" deep with the water level at around 11 1/2", so would this work as I noticed the skimmer is 12" but not sure if that measurement includes skimmer cup?

If it would be compatible do you have the measurement for this?

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The depth will work fine. The skimmer does not go completely underwater as it has a surface skimmer built in. So if you have it at 11.5 or even 11" it would work fine. I will try and get you the dimension with suction cup later

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You can also glue the magnets to the other side of the skimmer if that dimension works better for your application.

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Cheers for your swift response StevieT really appreciate it. Really liking the look and reviews of this skimmer, and thanks for looking into the measurements for me.

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3.8" or 96mm

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Thanks for that, it's just too big so would have to mod it and glue magnets on the inside like you suggested in first post. Cheers, Barry

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You can take the magnets out of the "suction cups" then they are really flat then. Or you can glue the magnets on the other side of the skimmer, it just depends on what works for your application or the water water needs to flow.

The magnets pop out really easy.

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digging up an old thread. i am trying to work out what side the water drain hole for this skimmer is? i plan on putting one in a small space and need to work out if i can make it fit. :)

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The intake is to the left on this picture

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where does the skimmed water drain? does it have an outlet?

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It has a collection cup

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on a skimmer there is allways a water inlet. water outlet and the froth overflow (skimate)
where is the water outlet

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inlet is at the top and works as a surface skimmer aswell and the outlet i believe is at the bottom

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Been reading along your info.really helps out a lot THANK YOU StevieT I just bought a jbj 24 gal used would the hydor work best in chamber 2 inTank basket in Chamber 1..???

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IN the NC24 the media basket goes in chamber one, so yes

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just what i was looking for. thanks mate

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So, question...what is the length from the bottom to the bottom edge of the inlet. And can the skimmer rest on the bottom or does it need to be raised up for the outlet to work. I have about 9.5" of water to work with. Thanks!

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Same question. Will this work on a Mr Aqua 12g (35.4 x 8.3 x 9.4 Inch)? Is there a way to mod it so it can? Thanks