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Fission Nano Skimmer

 
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It works...with some patience

Installation and Operation Semi annual for pump and parts, every other day to remove skim.


Performance vs. Expectations It was cheap and small enough to fit in back of my NanoCube 24. The aspirating pump was worth the price but I had to clear the air line at the impeller right out of the box (poor workmanship). It started working well once I learned how to use it. Then it tapered off, I thought it was a fluke that my water had gotten so clear. About a year later, when it started making noise, rather than service it, I removed it from the tank. Water quality took a dive and I could not resolve it,until I serviced the skimmer and returned it to service. I saw the same pattern repeated, it removed good skim then tapered off.

My original intention was to get started using Protein Skimmers and learn more, it has been great for that. It is small enough that I ended up placing it in the front of the tank for easier access (under the feeding lid). This made experimenting with it easier and did not really obstruct viewing.


Value for money Good, it was cheap and fit my application. But I am starting to experiment with modifications to increase efficiency. This is my first and only skimmer. Worse case scenario is that I will use the pump to build another skimmer. Best case on mod is that I will merely lengthen the reaction chamber. I have found that the foam ring filters do a better job when they are either brand new or doubled up after cleaning dirty foam rings. Also, the pump is almost to active once your water quality improves, making it had to adjust. That is why I am going to lengthen the reaction chamber.


Customer Support Have not even tried.


Liked about it Price
Size
It works


Didn't like Poor workmanship on the air line where it attaches to the pump.


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5.0

By NanoJoe
Feb 26, 2012
 
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Do not buy

General This was my first skimmer ever. I do not count it really since it never started working. I got this when I first entered reefing with a Nanocube 12DX. I found tons of people saying that it was worthless and to invest in a Sapphire skimmer for nanos than this piece of garbage.

Granted it may have been easier to dial it in if I used an ATO on my nano, but from what I have read even users using an ATO were experiencing issues. Save your $$$ and buy a Sapphire skimmer.


Liked about it hrmmm

It's bad if I can't think of anything good.


Didn't like This skimmer is worthless, it does not pull anything from the water, it is impossible to dial in and next to impossible to make it fit in a nanocube 12dx that I was told it was made for. It would either not skim at all or just pull clear water rather than a nice stinky head of skimmate.


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1.0
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1.0

By Kyuss
Apr 22, 2009
 
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Didn't get what I was expected.

Installation and Operation The skimmer was a breeze to install, it was practically plug-and-play.


Performance vs. Expectations I would say no.


Value for money $30 definitely is over priced. I would drop the price to $5, cause I feel that's what the tiny pump is worth.


Liked about it I liked the idea that it was HOB and extremely small.


Didn't like It really didn't "skim".
Not enough bubbles produced.
The skim mate was pretty much water.


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1.0
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1.0

By Kakalakasha
Sep 16, 2009
 
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Just do water changes instead

General I got this skimmer for my nano tank and tried to run it a couple of times just never got it working


Liked about it It was small


Didn't like Well it didn't really work just a lot of water and never produced enough bubbles to create anything


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1.0
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1.0

By zero186
Jul 09, 2009
 
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Waist of Money

General I got this for my biocube and was very disappointed. The skimmer would not produce anything and I tried setting it up multiple ways.

The tube to connect the pump and the body would come apart to easy.


Liked about it It was small.


Didn't like Did not produce.


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1.0

By TheReefer12
Jul 05, 2009
 
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