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Old 04-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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New to Saltwater

Hey guys im thinking about starting a saltwater tank, ive had numerous freshwater tanks before but now i want to try saltwater, i kno what it intales ive done research and even bought books on it, What i have is a 30 gallon long tank with stand and everything, i kno that 30 gal isnt the recomended minimum but its do-able, what im asking is i see protein skimmers going for big bucks online, is it one of those pieces of eqiupment that u really need to pay for quality? Or can i get a cheaper one and itll do the job?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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Hi.

If you're going with a 30g you can probably get away with no skimmer. I used PWC's in my 29g until I got a skimmer.
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can u reccomend any good ones that dont cost 200$ lol
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I have a hang on remora that i used on my 29g and now on my 55g. I happen to like it alot but it's not a fave on this board. lol

An octopus is also a top notch skimmer you might wanna look in that direction.

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I had my 29g aquarium for 2 years and was able to get away without one, if you plan on doing a lot of reef I recommend on getting one though
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I have a Remora skimmer too. Awesome product. Water is crystal clear. I don't have much room for a refugium so I have been using the bioballs carbon, pottery, and foam for filtration.
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Check out Reef Octopus. Quality and reasonable priced.
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