Well, my parents had a foods meeting for 4-H at our house and a little girl decided to throw books, fish food, and a large assortment of other things into my aquarium, and as a result ive torn the whole thing down and I am now starting over from scratch. I have the 30 gallon tank, a penguin 350 power filter, heater, sand, 2x65 lights, and about 10 pounds of live rock. My last setup had a really bad algea problem that was constantly occuring, and i realize i need either an RO
unit or a protien skimmer and a phosphate remover. I believe that the phosphate in my water was feeding the algea growth, becuase my nitrates were reading close to none, but i will test my water for phosphate levels yet. I guess my real question is, would a RO
unit serve me better than purchasing the skimmer and phosphate remover?