Protein Skimmer causes profanity

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  1. jringold

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    I have had my RSM 250 for over a year now. Every single week I am messing with the protein skimmer. I will get it tuned and the next day it has either overflowed or is producing nothing. I have tried all the suggestions that have been listed to no avail. So, here is the deal - I want to remove it and add an external skimmer. Here are my parameters - the tank is in an alcove so there is only about 4-5 inches clearance on each side. I have a chiller in the right side of the cabinet and a 5 gallon top off tank in the left so I don't see where the heck I could install a sump. So the only thing I can think of is a hang off the side solution.

    One idea I had is maybe if I could find a really think 5 gallon container that I could put between the tank and the wall, that would free up some space for a really small sump (talk the width of the tank).

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    Morgan
     
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    Oh, one other parameter - I want to keep the stock hood. I don't mind cutting out the back or some other mod though.
     
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    Hello there I have the same tank.
    And got my skimmer tuned beautifully.
    I used a small piece of air tube and wrapped elastic band round it to narrow the intake

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    What skimmer do you have on now? Stock?

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    Have you looked into the tunze units? I have a 130d and ditched the stock skimmer, added a media basket and a tunze 9001. Works perfectly for me

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