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Old 03-22-2014, 08:30 PM   #11
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If you are looking at a skimmer that only costs $50 i would say leave it off. A decent skimmer for that tank should run about $100 or so.

I was at that fish place last week and I was surprised by how expensive they were. They do have a back room with a bunch of marked down stuff though, so its worth a looksie.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #12
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If it were me, I'd do a skimmer.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:54 PM   #13
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A skimmer is nice, if you can afford a decent one. Getting a crappy one defeats the purpose and it pretty much a waste of money.

Water changes on that size tank will pretty much take care of exporting out the bad and replenishing the good.
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This is the skimmer I was thinking of. Decent reviews.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/aquaticl...mer-115-30-gal
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:08 PM   #15
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New 20 gal reef

Your not running a sump on this are you? If not, which I'm pretty sure is the case, I would just throw that $50 towards lighting and skip that skimmer.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Ahhh the aquaticlife skimmer. Gotta be honest, I have had two of them and it works ok. Not the worlds best skimmer and hard to dial in but it does pull gunk.

Probably the only $50 skimmer I''ve ever used and liked. lol
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I am buying two koralia 240gph... Will the koralia pump controller work with these and if so would it be a good addition?
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The controller will work with them. Two powerheads are good too, balance the flow out a bit. I love my koralias, great pumps and they have top notch customer service if anything does fail.
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What exactly does this smart wave controller do?
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You can adjust when each one comes on and off and create a wave of you like. It will not adjust the intensity though, just switches the flow back and forth. My honest opinion is you dont need it and can save the $50 for something you can use more.
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