OK, I read your other post and now know more about your tank. Do you still have the skilter? If so, can you take it and the Magnum back? The skilter, although I have used one with some success, isn't much of a filter or skimmer. The Magnum, while it's a good canister, has no biological capacity without the bio wheels. If you think you might want to go with a reef tank later, you're going to need a good skimmer. Better to buy it now. Aqua C Remora, CPR Bakpak, Red Sea Berlin HOB
. These would be the ones I'd look at with the Berlin being my top choice, Aqua number two, CPR last. They are all good skimmers. For the biofilter, why not add a sump? You could start off with a wet/dry and remove the media as you add the LR
to the tank. Or, you could take the money you're going to spend on the filter and use it for LR
to start with. This is an expensive hobby and it seems better to me to get what you're going to need first instead of buying things that are going to have to be replaced later. If you could start the tank with a DSB
and 50lbs or so of LR
, you'd be way ahead. Then you could add some more LR
later and you'd be reef ready.