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Old 12-27-2013, 11:34 PM   #11
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Yep. I've had a 110 reef for a very long time. And never had a skimmer. I am only a teen therefor I cannot just spend excess money on a protein skimmer.
If we could just get back on to the topic about what fish are reef safe. And what corals my butterfly fish would not eat, that would be great
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How are you running a tank with no skimmer? Im surprised your fish are not dead yet.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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Hes running a biocube skimmer, which basiclly means no skimmer at all.'
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:35 AM   #14
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I do very often water changes. And have many supplements I add to water
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We're trying to help you. Unless you are doing 50 gallon water changes every week in that size tank, you're not making up for the lack of a skimmer.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #16
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I understand. But not everyone is blessed as a 15 year old to spend $300 on a protein skimmer.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:01 PM   #17
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I understand. But not everyone is blessed as a 15 year old to spend $300 on a protein skimmer.
Well thats what you gotta do in this hobby, you shouldnt come into saltwater unprepared.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #18
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I have to agree with the others about the skimmer. I would not pay more cash for fish until I had the equipment side squared away. Not all skimmers are $300 either. Ipaid $130 for my eshopps skimmer brand new. Theres also craigslist which always has used skimmers on it.
Using a bicoube skimmer on a tank that size is just wasting electricity in my opinion. lol Its a horrible skimmer even on my 29g biocube. LOL

But seriously, there are things you should be prepared for in saltwater such as the cost. :-( And all those supplements are useless pretty much as well, save your money. There is nothing that you can dose for that is NOT in your salt mix. So if youre doing regular water changes then you are set, no need to add anything until you literally have a tank full of coral.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #19
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Check out sca skimmers $149. Glad your fish are doing well. Keep up with your wc till you get one. Look online for fish you like and post them to see if they will work.
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New fish and corals to get

To your original question, the butterfly fish will eat most polyps. Some soft corals should be safe. I think some also like sponges. Get a frozen food made for butterfly fish and they may ease up on the corals.

But get a skimmer before investing much more in livestock.
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