I heard red sea makes some real good skimmers. That's what I would of looked into, but I got a hydor skimmer. There about the same price when I checked. I got a hydor 450 performer skimmer! It's a great skimmer, works great for the heavy bio-load of my tank. A little bit more work then the red sea's. So worth the 400 i paid Its a great skimmer, i would not send mine back. But they want a lot of money for them. The only downfall.
The expence of the sw
world is gonna be a good skimmer, lights, and the filtration. All depending on who goes with what.