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Old 12-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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Skimmers in nanos?

I've currently got a 32l tank with no skimmer. I'm looking at getting some corals. Question is do I need a skimmer? I do 10-15% weekly changes with LFS salted ro water. My lights are blue/white LED. It's an aqua one expression 32.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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a skimmer always helps in my opinion. I think your lights may be a little on the weak side though. What's the specs on it?

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Yea that lights not going to support any corals except mushrooms and maybe zoanthids. I don't know exactly how tall your tank is but based on the picture it looks pretty tall for its size.

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Any recommendations on lighting? Is it just brightness I'm looking for?


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Old 12-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #6
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always recommend a par38 bulb, great bang for your buck and a skimmer isnt necessary. Water changes will suffice
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:02 AM   #7
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Like Matty said you could go with a par 38 or one of the 120 watt brick fixtures that alot of people are using now. The only downside with the 120 watt is you need to find a way to hang it. The par 38's can be used with a gooseneck

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