Just wondering if I could get some advice on what is a good hob skimmer I no longer have the option for a sump and need to get a skimmer asap. since an in sump skimmer is not an option im hoping there is a HOB skimmer that is good.
There's no objective data on skimmers, but you could look at the CoraLife SuperSkimmers. The one I have seems to be okay. A used BakPak would be less expensive, but perhaps less effective. Some people like the Remora skimmers, but I got tired of my Remora Pro and replaced it.
Precision Marine HOB skimmer, I have had one for 5 years, and with the optional waste collector, there is nothing to worry about. It has been perfect on my new tank about 50 gallons and my older tank 30 gallons. Very good product in my opinion