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  1. #1
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    Anyone makes low profile skimmers?

    Looking for recommandations on a good/reliable protein skimmer(new) for a 125gal. tank.
    The only problems that we have at this point is that there is only 20"
    of clearance where the skimmer goes.

    At this point money is not an issue(as long as it's resonable)...

    Thanks for the help again!
    10gal. Freshwater "Guppies"
    37gal Oceanic Saltwater Reef (in the work)
    125gal. Saltwater "Reef" (Shared tank with my dad...lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AttiTude View Post
    Looking for recommandations on a good/reliable protein skimmer(new) for a 125gal. tank.
    The only problems that we have at this point is that there is only 20"
    of clearance where the skimmer goes.

    At this point money is not an issue(as long as it's resonable)...

    Thanks for the help again!
    You might want to look at the Tunze DOC skimmers they seem to be pretty low profile. A few other things to keep in mind are the clearance you're going to need to remove the collection cup, some such as Aqua C and EuroReef only require like 1/4" or so. You also need to check the specs on the skimmer in advance and see what the recommended water depth is. For example in my case I've got a fairly deep sump (14" in that section). EuroReef recommends I run my skimmer at a depth of 6" to 7" so basically to fit a 24" skimmer on a 7" skimmer stand to get the correct depth I need 31" of clearance. I built the stand to provide 32". Other possibilities to look at would be to look at inline skimmers, but then you have to figure out how to hide it, or you could also look into some of the hang-on-back type skimmers and hang it on your sump.

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    I had the same problem with the same dimensions. I ended up getting a tunze 9010. It is only 18" high and will slide out in 20". Great skimmer and easy to use. It also comes with standing pipe so your water level in the sump can fluctuate with out a problem. My friend liked it so much that he bought one too. Both of us have been very successful with these skimmers.
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    I have been reading about them lately(Tunze skimmers).Anyone knows why the 9020 has better reviews than the 9010 ?

    I'm also looking at the AquaC EV-180.
    Is it any good?

    Thanks!
    10gal. Freshwater "Guppies"
    37gal Oceanic Saltwater Reef (in the work)
    125gal. Saltwater "Reef" (Shared tank with my dad...lol)

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    ATI BubbleMaster

    You might also try the ATI BubbleMaster skimmers as they aren't as tall as some other skimmers and that is why I purchsed one

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    We decided to buy the Tunze 9010.
    It looks like a decent unit.Should be up and running next week sometime.
    10gal. Freshwater "Guppies"
    37gal Oceanic Saltwater Reef (in the work)
    125gal. Saltwater "Reef" (Shared tank with my dad...lol)

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