Why does BRS recommend this?
We have really liked the Tunze Comline skimmers due to their small form factor and their ability to adapt to many different systems. With AC pump and DC pump models available you can choose the skimmer that works best for your system.
Using the Tunze Flash Skimming Principle, the Comline DOC Skimmer pulls water through an efficient surface suction.
Heavy Bioload - 20 gallons
Medium Bioload - 40 gallons
Light Bioload - 60 gallons
- Up to 65 Gallon tank (Depending on tank load)
- Skimmer Cup volume: .2 Liters
- Air capacity: 40 GPH
- Magnet holder for up to 1/2" thick glass
- Quiet Operation
- Bubble free outgoing water
- Easy to remove collection cup
- Immersion depth: approx. 225mm to 245mm (8.86 to 9.65 in.)
- Power consumption: 4W, 230V/50Hz (115V/60Hz)
- Dimensions: L110 x W90 x H305mm (L4.3 x W3.5 x H12 in.)
The Tunze Comline DOC skimmer utilizes Tunze's "Flash Skimming" principle. The skimmer is quiet and generates a very large volume of small bubbles for efficient skimmer operation. It operates stand-alone without needing any additional equipment (feed pumps, etc) and mounts to the tank via a convenient magnet holder strong enough for glass up to 1/2" thick.
The TUNZE® Foamer generates large volumes of fine air bubbles with a diameter of .0039 to .011 in. (0.1 to 0.3 mm) On the surface of the air bubbles, pollutants such as protein, cellulose, dead cells, etc. are adsorbed immediately. The water/air mixture expands and stabilizes in the skimmer cup reactor, the water returns to the aquarium, and the protein-loaded air bubbles spill over into the skimmer cup. The patented anti-overfoaming system intermediate chamber prevents the skimmer from over foaming and controls the skimmer performance, depending on the water level and organic load. This “flash skimming” principle, compared to large skimmers with long contact time, is obtained because the substances adsorbed by the air bubbles are not released again, thus they don‘t return to the aquarium water.
|In-Sump / Internal, Nano
|Light Bioload - Up to 60 Gallons
Medium Bioload - Up to 40 Gallons
Heavy Bioload - Up to 10 Gallons
|4.3"L x 3.5"W x 12"H
|Rec. Water Level
|Max Tank Thickness
|Comline Foamer 9004.040
|Pump Rotor Type
|Power Cord Length
The only way that it would fit is if you removed one of the filter socks from the overflow and added the skimmer in the overflow section.
This will be a great fit as far as performance of a system of that size! You will want to confirm that the skimmer footprint will match the tank.
Unfortunately we do not have the dimensions of the Coralife tank however the skimmer dimensions are (L4.3 x W3.5 x H12 in.)
Some quick fixes may include changing the height of the skimmer in the water. Making sure no other changes have occurred as well such as different bio-load or other adjustments to the skimmer cup itself. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Tunze skimmer actually mounts from the side and would not fit well by mounting it in the tank. Ideally the Midsize Ghost skimmer by IM is the ideal shape and size for your tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The 9004 will just fit in the overflow section however this will restrict the overflow compartment as well has having height issues. While it may work we recommend the IM midsize ghost skimmer as an alternative which is designed for the tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Tunze Comline DOC Skimmer 9004 or Reef Octopus BH2000
what would you guys recommend buying?
thanks a lot
If it is between these two skimmers my preference is for the Octopus. I really like the Tunze skimmer it just happens that the Octopus is rated for a much larger tank and when it comes to skimmers, I would always get the biggest one that fits in your budget and space constraints.
Unfortunately it would be too large to fit in the back of a Nuvo 16.