View Full Version : Need help chosing Skimmer for 24g JBJ

03/02/2009, 10:23 PM
I want to put a skimmer in the first chamber of my 24g JBJ Nano Cube.

I'm mostly interested in the Euro Reef NS 2.5-1, but I want to consider all my options before I get anything.

My criteria are:

Must fit in the first chamber without mods to the hood/tank.

Must be quiet. (The tank is right next to my couch)

Obviously, it must work fairly well too.


03/03/2009, 11:31 PM
boo. i said no for skimmers on nano's... waste of money unless you wanna be lazy.

do weekly water changes to save you the dinero.

03/04/2009, 10:00 AM
I'm lazy... I like my new Tunze 9002 but it's on a 20L open top tank... I dunno how it would fit in a Cube.

03/04/2009, 05:07 PM
I know I can fit the Tunze, but I'd need to buy a special collection cup. That will be pricey.

03/04/2009, 07:12 PM
Im setting up a JBJ 28 gal and am going to use the cpr aquafuge with the built in skimmer for it, just an idea.

03/04/2009, 07:40 PM
I'm set on getting a skimmer in the first compartment without modding the hood.

03/04/2009, 09:29 PM
Have you checked out the saphire skimmers? They make one specifically to fit in the back of the 24g nc (although, it may be meant for the middle chamber).

03/05/2009, 12:29 AM
Saphhire skimmer is the best....

03/05/2009, 06:20 PM
I would go with Sapphire Aquatics skimmer, it fits right in chamber 2 and no mods are needed. I don't think that nano tanks need a skimmer if you keep up with your water changes, but im lazy and like to feed my fish alot so i recomend one.

03/05/2009, 06:42 PM
I think nano tanks only need skimmers if your going for an SPS nano. Because its much harder to achive a ULNS on a nano, I have the tunze 9002, and I still do 2 weekly 2.5g water changes.

Basically every 3-4 days, im doing a 2.5g - 3g waterchange + skimming 24/7.

Just my $0.02...

Good luck!