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I have a 40 gallon breeder tank with no fish except a cleaner shrimp and a small brain coral that came in on my live rock. I will add clown fish in about a month. I am just curious what is a good protein skimmer? I need a hang on skimmer because I do not have a sump. I would prefer a smaller skimmer but if I must have a bigger one that is fine. What are good skimmers?
 

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I have been using a Reef Octopus TH2000 HOB protein skimmer for about a year. It has been flawless. Before that I tried a Coralife super skimmer. It worked OK for a while, but broke within the first year. If you have to have a HOB skimmer, I recommend the Reef Octopus.
 

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Ok thanks for the info. I was looking at those based on the research I have been doing. Seems everyone that has the Octopus brand really likes the skimmer
 

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Octopus is a great brand.... But don't let anyone fool you..... The work horse of the skimmer is the pump. That's the most important part of it. Octopus is so popular because they use good pumps.
 

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Thanks I'll give it a look. I havent got one yet but should within a few weeks
 
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