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Old 02-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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bigger filter or a skimmer?

As you might have seen on my other posts I'm starting a thirty gallon fowlr tank and my lfs said I don't need a bigger filter but just to get a skimmer. I don't know if this is true or not. Any help?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Many possibilities for filtration. If your not doing a sump I'd buy and aquac remora hang on Skimmer. They do really great and look good forbade Skimmer. Cost about $180 though. I have one u bought when I for my 35 gallon and now I have a 39 gallon with a sump and its still doing great! Very good reviews too. It will make your life easier.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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If you're running a skimmer, you really shouldn't need any other type of filtration. Especially with live rock. Just make sure the skimmer is rated for a tank larger than yours. It never hurts to have more though. For filtration in my 90, I have 120 pounds of live rock, 2 bio-wheel 280 filters, and a Coralife 110g skimmer.
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Yep that's true. That aquac remora is rated up to 55 gallons I think. It would be optimum for your tank I'd you are not running a sump. Do you have a fair amount if live rock? Also u will never have to buy filter media with the Skimmer. Just dump and rinse the collection cup. If you could afford it its well worth it IMO. Do u plan on a sump tank?
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Yep that's true. That aquac remora is rated up to 55 gallons I think. It would be optimum for your tank I'd you are not running a sump. Do you have a fair amount if live rock? Also u will never have to buy filter media with the Skimmer. Just dump and rinse the collection cup. If you could afford it its well worth it IMO. Do u plan on a sump tank?
No I don't think IM going to get a sump
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What kind if filtration do u have now? Live rock and?
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A 30 gallon filter
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Just a HOB power filter? I would definitely get some live rock. Also that Skimmer if u can afford it. You wont need that filter then. Got a pic of your tank?
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this is going to be set up Friday haha waiting for more money
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I hear u there. Can't wait to see it up. How far is it along?
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