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Old 07-27-2011, 12:16 AM   #11
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You don't have to have a sump, but it helps with hiding a lot of the equipment (Especially the Protein Skimmer). You could do Clowns (Like a pair of Ocellaris), Firefish, or a watchman goby (I know there are more, but those are my favorites)
I will definitely get a pair of those clowns not sure about which type of goby I might get though..
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Also what is a protein skimmer for?
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Then you could just go with a HOB filter. A 29g isn't hard to do water changed for.
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A protein skimmer or foam fractionator is a device used mostly in saltwater aquaria to remove organic compounds from the water before they break down into nitrogenous waste. Protein skimming is the only form of aquarium filtration that physically removes organic compounds before they begin to decompose, lightening the load on the biological filter and improving the water's redox potential. Although the process of foam fractionation is commonly known for removal of waste from aquaria, it is, in fact, a rapidly developing chemical process used in the large-scale removal of contaminants from wastewater streams and the enrichment of solutions of biomolecules.

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Then you could just go with a HOB filter. A 29g isn't hard to do water changed for.
Ok I don't mind doing water changes
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Explains it all ^^^
Thanks now I know but do I absolutely need one?
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I would say so or you would be basically doing a water change everyday. It's also kinda hard to keep a SW without one. Don't buy the Hang on back ones, they are horrible
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It is very possible to do sw tanks without a skimmer, and there's actually people on this site that can actually piece together a sw tank soo well that a skimmer isn't needed. If you go with 2-3 lbs of live rock and 2 decent ph, and perhaps a dsb, you won't need a skimmer. As previously mentioned skimmers actually physically remove waste, that means the waste removed doesn't even have a chance to break down into ammonia. But for a 29 bowfront you can get by without one, if you want to keep some advanced coral you may want a skimmer.....helps immensely
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That sounds better because I don't think I can afford a skimmer....also what is a dsb? And what would be a decent pH? My water is always at 7.6
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And for the future what are good corals that are easy to take care of?
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