I would like your opinion on the filter and skimmer i just bought (I can still return them!) for my new AGA 45g which will be FOWLR
. To give you some background, I will be adding 1-1.5lb/g LR
over the next 2 months, along with live sand (considering dsb
) and cleaning critters, then a pair of perculas and 1 other small fish. Today I bought the gear, I have 400gph & 200 gph
powerheads with prefilters. The filter is a Rena XP2 cansiter (300gph 6.6L) $85 & the skimmer is the Red Sea Prizm deluxe $80. From what I have read in Conscientious Marine Aquarist, this should be sufficient filtration given the lively circulation and rock. I have read the Prizm is tricky but given patience, works well. I don't feel like spending much more on this stuff, but I would like to get your feedback as well as other possible options in that price range.