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Old 01/04/2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Tunze 2009 skimmer doesn't fit 29 Biocube!

I need a recommendation on a skimmer to fit my 29 gal. Oceanic Biocube. It is a new biocube and has the lid that is not on hinges!
I just purchased a Tunze Doc 2009 nano skimmer. It fits in the middle chamber, of which I removed the grid/floor, but the collection cup is too tall for the top to go back on the biocube, therefore I can't place the lid on the biocube. The collection cup is also too wide because of the intake wall on the biocube.
What is the best skimmer for my biocube that is not a hang-on and that will fit?
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Old 01/04/2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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Skimmer for BC29

CPR sr3


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Old 01/04/2010, 02:41 PM   #3
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I agree, I have the SR3. It's great!


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Old 01/04/2010, 03:35 PM   #4
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How does the SR3 compare to the Sapphire? Any experiences?


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Old 01/04/2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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not running a sump

Any recommendations for a skimmer if you are not running a sump. The SR3 literature says for in sump use only. Or am I reading that wrong?
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Old 01/04/2010, 04:41 PM   #6
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Do a little research i believe there is a company that makes a different collection cup for the Tunze to fit your aquarium...


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Old 01/04/2010, 11:01 PM   #7
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Any recommendations for a skimmer if you are not running a sump. The SR3 literature says for in sump use only. Or am I reading that wrong?
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The sr3 is made to fit in the middle chamber of the biocube. their are youtube videos of installation and of it running.


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Old 01/08/2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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have u looked at diferent collection cup?

http://shop.mediabaskets.com/Upgrade...r-Cups_c23.htm

i bought small cup for my nc28 and everything worked out, although you still need to remove cup when fully lifting lid for maintenance.


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Old 01/08/2010, 12:53 PM   #9
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not to promote another website but there is a guy on nano-reef.com that makes a mod for the tunze nano skimmer. I believe it is called the stevieT mod. not a 100% sure about the name but just search tunze 9002 mod. I have one on my tank and it blows away any other skimmer ive ever used.


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Old 01/08/2010, 01:00 PM   #10
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here is a link. his mod is badass
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...&#entry1689249


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Old 01/09/2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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I have the CPR in my biocube. works great!


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Old 01/09/2010, 05:51 PM   #12
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Yes that Intank square collection cup ( see link above) works well with my 28 nano, where the original stock did not due to being round.


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Old 01/25/2010, 07:37 PM   #13
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I have a Tunze, but had to Dremel down the edges of the overflow section. I don't have the hood on, as I'm using a Sunpod. Is the 2009 Tunze much bigger? I bought mine a year ago, but not sure what year model it is. I've read that you can do it, but I can't find the website. Good luck.


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Old 01/25/2010, 08:06 PM   #14
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Personally I don't like the CPR skimmers but too each his own


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