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Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Nov 8, 2021, 2:33 PM
How far under the water does the skimmer need to be? Also, how high up should the bubbling be before reaching the collection cup? Currently I have the bubbling just below the collection cup, it isn't raising up the cone yet. The tank is fairly new and still clean so no protein has been removed yet.
Question by: Dean on Dec 4, 2016, 8:37 PM
Great question! You won't see much, if any, skimmate production if there is no bioload. Once your tank is stocked with fish and you are actively feeding them, then you will begin to see the skimmate. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Dec 19, 2016, 1:25 PM
I have a 10g 20in long 12.5in high 10in wide tank. Would this work for this tank?
Question by: Daniel Ksel on May 12, 2016, 4:10 PM
This will be around 10" tall with cup and will work great on your tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on May 17, 2016, 4:50 PM
I have a shallow 20 gallon tank, would this fit? It doesn't give measurements but the tank is 12" tall
Question by: Damon on May 2, 2016, 10:34 AM
The total height will be 11 and certainly will work well on a 12" tall tank.
Answer by: Connor on May 3, 2016, 6:47 PM
I recently purchased one of these skimmers. The collection cup has an outlet to run tubing to an external collection container. There is nothing in the manual that states the tubing size though. What tubing size do you recommend for use with an external collection container?
Question by: Eric on Apr 10, 2016, 10:27 PM
The tubing required will be 1/4" ID (3/8" OD typically) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 14, 2016, 1:49 PM
Yes I have a shallow tank of 7" in height wondering if I could still hang this skimmer? How high is the pump? How tall is the whole skimmer? And if I can use it would it work properly since a lot of the skimmer mite be sticking out of the tank?
Question by: Jovani on Feb 2, 2016, 8:04 AM
This skimmer would not work well as this would not work on a height of 7" height. If the tank is small enough under 25 gallons we would recommend passing on the protein skimmer and instead performing larger weekly water changes. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 24, 2016, 4:14 PM
Im getting conflicting answers....can I hang this on the back of my aquarium outside of the water* like larger HOB units?
Question by: Matt on Sep 9, 2013, 2:04 PM
The bracket itself attaches to the back rim of the aquarium but the skimmer body itself must be situated inside of the tank.