Skimmer Choice for New Tank


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Hi All - Just joined the forum and need some help choosing a new skimmer for my new set-up.

I have a Mr Aqua 11.4 gal tank and am planning to use either the Hydor Slim Skim or Tunze 9002 Nano skimmer. I like the Hydor better because of the overall good reviews I've read and I like it's minimalist looks
Has anyone used either with this tank?

Assuming a 1/2" to 3/4" Water level below the top of the tank will there be enough room to operate either skimmer with a 1" sand bed?

Tanks dimensions are 18.9 x 11.8 x 11.8

Tunze height = 13.3"

Hydor height = 12"

Thanks for any input - looking forward to hearing from all of you. :)