Originally Posted by Gazwaz
Thanks very much Baron, your in depth responses went a long way! I saw this refugium tank 24"x6" and it has a protein skimmer modified onto it, also comes with light set and pump powerheads. For 500. Its called Pro Series Hang on back wet/dry filter pro60. Please advise if this is a good investment in the long run? Also comes with 7lbs of mud sand for plants
I believe you would have to drill your tank for that refugium pump. I am not sure so I hope someone with more experience can answer that for you.
As far as I know if you got a canister filter you should be good with your filtering needs. Fluval 06 series is the best on the market right now, but other canister filters are good too. As long as you got one rated a little over your tank size you should be good to go.
This is the hang on the back Protein skimmer I am getting. I am getting the one that is 87 dollars.
Coralife Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmers at PETCO
Also I would recommend paying the 55 dollars or so to get the water from your LFS
. Replace all your water with it, because it will also help with the cycle. With a 55 gallon tank doing a weekly water change of about 15 or so gallons shouldn't cost that much each time you do a water change. I know my LFS
sales their water for about 89cents a gallon.
Tap water has a lot of things added to it. Fluoride is added to city water and that is bad for your fish and a lot of other minerals can be harmful for your fish.