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Old 05-13-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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RO/DI or Protein skimmer

So I have a 29 gallon with 2 clowns, 1 royal gramma and a green BTA. I was wondering if I should get an RO/DI or Protein skimmer for the anemone and why. Please let me know if there's any other information you need and I will throw it in there. Fairly new to saltwater and can take any advice.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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1.) Make sure you have the requirements for a nem.
2.) EVERY tank should be using RO/DI regardless IMO. It's not something to purchase because of nem, it's something always have .
3.) You don't need a skimmer for this size tank, so I'd leave it out.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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Definitely get the rodi before the skimmer. 100% agree with mac
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Thanks a bunch. People at the LFS kept trying to sell me the skimmers and said nothing about the rodi system. All it does it take all the bad stuff out of water like phosphates, nitrates, copper, and chlorine?
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Rodi takes everything out. Yep, so your not adding things we can't test for to the tank.
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Very cool. So would I still need to add prime when I do water changes? I would assume no but don't want to make the wrong assumption
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Nope the rodi takes tht stuff out
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Lol just wanted to be sure. thanks for the help guys
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What's your lighting? Nems need a lot of life.
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I have two bulb T5 HO
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