Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-28-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 118
Send a message via AIM to chabooky386
Do I need a skimmer, uv sterilizer, and etc just for 10 gal

What do i need i just have a 10 gallon tank and a rena xp3 for now i took that off my 72 gallon tank... so what is the essentials for my setup what is a MUST!!!
__________________

__________________
chabooky386 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 11:05 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
I would run a small skimmer, especially if you are going to keep corals, but really either way. Will really help water quality, especially in a tank that small! UV would not be a necessity, but a XP3 with a valve to control flow, a skimmer, and a good PWC schedule should keep you going very well!
__________________

__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 12:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 118
Send a message via AIM to chabooky386
ok sounds good... now whats a small skimmer you would recommend?
__________________
chabooky386 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
hmmmm, never used one on that small a tank.

Are you going to do a small reef or FO? If you are going to use one, I would use maybe a Prizm, bigalsonline.com had them on sale for $72. Several companies make Nano skimmers, (Rio and the Fission by Current), however, I have never heard anything on those, maybe someone on here is using one and can lend some advice.
__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
IME a skimmer is not needed for a 10g by any means nor is a UV.
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 45
Change 5 gallons of water every week or two and that will keep waste down.
__________________
sayuncle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 05:35 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,227
Send a message via AIM to Lance M.
IMO and IME a skimmer isnt needed on a 20 gallon or below. Weekly 25% pwc will do it all. And a UV isn't neccessary for any size tank.
__________________
Lance M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 07:14 PM   #8
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innovator
IME a skimmer is not needed for a 10g by any means nor is a UV.
This would be my thinking also. Frequent PWC`s will do just as much.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
skimmer, uv sterilizer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UV Sterilizer and protain skimmer jerry1216 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 07-23-2009 12:45 PM
Ptotein skimmer and UV sterilizer ThrowedToad Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 10-24-2008 07:36 PM
Protien Skimmer and UV Sterilizer michealprater General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 04-04-2006 09:58 AM
UV sterilizer or Skimmer IfoundNemo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 21 11-16-2004 06:44 PM
Via-Aqua Protein Skimmer/UV sterilizer?? Apache58 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 04-20-2004 05:11 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.