You haven't gone to Aquasd? Wow you have to go! Everyone had a black friday sale too, but since you had no lights for corals guess it wouldn't matter anyway. I heard bad things about the aquatop pse1...basically the skimmer is crappy. A skimmer combined with a filter seems like a good idea, but it's not as efficient apparently. Plus the brand is not very popular..usually when a brand is popular (Red Sea, Reef Octupus, Aquaclear) it's a good brand or at least there are a lot of reviews to say whether it's great/horrible. Would skip it and save the money.
-same filter,but w/ a bag of GFO
-bio pellet reactor (you can get a phosban reactor and put bio pellets in). Not needed, but just another suggestion.This can get the nitrates low and Aquatic Warehouse now uses them on all their frag tanks.
*edit: maybe you could go without the skimmer, get the GFO
, and get a bio pellet reactor. Just do frequent weekly water changes combined with the bio pellets and you should have low nitrates.