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Old 01-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Hey I'm getting reading to do a saltwater tank but I don't know if I need a skimmer and a filtration system or just a good skimmer plz help me !!!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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Hey I'm getting reading to do a saltwater tank but I don't know if I need a skimmer and a filtration system or just a good skimmer plz help me !!!!

Hello, and welcome to the hobby. Marine Aquariums are amazingly beautiful and a great attractive point to a room. What size tank are you considering??? A 50-65 gallon is reccomended, if you have a deeper wallet, bigger is better .
I would do a sump system with a protein skimmer. What type of tank are you thinking, reef or fish only???
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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I have 138 l tank and at this stage just some fish and live rock
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
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Have you cycled yet?
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #5
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No haven't got it set up yet I don't know which skimmer is good or if u needed a sump filtration system as well
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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With a 138, u definatly need a sump. Skimmer too. Id do a 40 or 50 gallon sump for that tank size.
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I think it's a 138 litre tank or 33 gallonsish.
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Oh, it sounded like a 138 gallon. Lol.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:37 PM   #9
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With a 138L tank you don't need a sump, a skimmer is a nice thing to have but not absolutely necessary. You can run a hob filter if you want to rum chemical media but your main filtration is done by moving the water over your LR so you need a flow device (power heads work great) and water changes for nutrient export.
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That will work out fine. Heater is probably good to have
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