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Help me choose a nano skimmer!


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Stuck between these two skimmers! HELP!!  

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  1. 1. Which nano skimmer should I get?

    • Tunze 9002
      7
    • AquaC Urchin
      1


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In the market for a nano skimmer. I hear good things and bad things about each of these two skimmers.

 

Tunze 9002

Pros: Small footprint,. Once broken in, it works like a champ

Cons: Getting the water level perfect sucks. Air intake is also picky. Needs to be modded

 

AquaC Urchin

Pros: Small footprint. Not picky about water level. Once broken in, works like a champ

Cons: Tall. Not sure how picky it is about breaking in.

 

Also, negative and positive opinions would be nice! LET THE POLL BEGIN!!!!

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thadscottmoore

I run the tunze- as far as the water level thing- I have an ATO on my system, so- no such downside for me. system stays at a constant level.... and I did the mod. works like a charm

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I ran the Remora Pro and the Tunze 9002 on my 34g. Both worked great. The Tunze had a smaller footprint and seemed to be easier to adjust and dial in.

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Great question and answers

 

What about noise? Is one more quiet than the other?

 

I have the Tunze 9002 and it is very quiet. I think its an excellent skimmer for a small tank and I don't think its as water level sensitive as most say.IME with it, it chugs along all day with NP and I don't use an ATO. You should be replacing evaporated water every day anyway so the small change I experience in 24h doesn't seem to affect the skimmer much that I can notice.

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I have the Tunze 9002 and it is very quiet. I think its an excellent skimmer for a small tank and I don't think its as water level sensitive as most say.IME with it, it chugs along all day with NP and I don't use an ATO. You should be replacing evaporated water every day anyway so the small change I experience in 24h doesn't seem to affect the skimmer much that I can notice.

 

Thanks for sharing this. So now I know it shouldn't really go nuts after a day. So far Tunze is 7-0

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Actually,IME, the Tunze is a slave to water level. I'd choose a quality HOB like the Warner marine h1. Those have their own pump supplying the water, so all you have to worry about is messing with the venturi.

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