Tunze 9004 – the ideal skimmer for MiniReef – preview

schiumatoio tunze 9004Finding a good skimmer for a MiniReef of 80-100 liters isn’t so easy: we have chosen the Tunze 9004.

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Soon we’re going to begin a new project for a MiniReef of 80 liters. So we had to chose a series of accessories. We’ve already spoke about some of them and in the next weeks we will complete the set, starting from the beautiful piece of furniture.

In truth the MiniReef will be given to my daughter Arianna of 11 years, who will independently take care of it.

We don’t know what will be hosted in the aquarium (seahorses, hard corals SPS or LPS…), so we provided a versatile and great skimmer.

Now we’ll present you the Tunze 9004.

Technical characteristics of the Comline Doc Skimmer Tunze 9004

  • Suggested aquariums: from 60 to 250 liters – it depends from organic content;
  • Immersion depth between 225mm and 245mm;
  • Glass volume: 0.2 liters;
  • Air flow: about 150 l/h;
  • Consumption: 4 watt;
  • Dimensions: 110x90x305(h) mm
  • Maximum glass thickness: 12 mm

schiumatoio tunze 9004 - bicchiere

We don’t have the flow rate and it will be hard to measure it this time, but we have a declared value of 150 l/h, not bad at all for its small size and a pump of just 4 watt.

Characteristic of Tunze‘s products it’s their low consumption. And this skimmer will be heavily tested like its “brotherTunze 9415 (review).

schiumatoio tunze 9004 - pompa di schiumazione

The pump in really small! The rotor and the needles are so tiny… And this distinctive electric blue makes it very beautiful.

schiumatoio tunze 9004 - girante

The Tunze 9004 can be totally disassembled, even if its square base is different from cylindrical, conical or conical truncated skimmers.

schiumatoio tunze 9004 - lo schiumatoio aperto

Now we have to fill your aquarium and study its behavior!

The price of the Comline Doc Skimmer Tunze 9004 is 137,70 euro, apparently appropriate for this kind of object. Once we’ve tried it we’ll tell you if it’s worth it!