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Old 07-06-2012, 02:30 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer ?

Do. I need a protein skimmer and a filter for a saltwater reef system .?
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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Hi, sortof depends on a couple things..how big the tank is, if its a reef, the types of corals you keep, your maintanence..etc
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It's a 55 gallon , and e's it will be a reef. I'm just getting started. All the stuff I'm using are in another thread , I'll put the link right up.
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I can't post the link. It's called 55 gallons build , would really appreciate your help
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #5
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Hi, sortof depends on a couple things..how big the tank is, if its a reef, the types of corals you keep, your maintanence..etc
I'd say this ^^^^ pretty much sums it up. Just to go a tad further then my buddy here and I'm not sure if this will help but it might give you an idea. Most that have 30 gallons or up run a skimmer and filter. A lot of people with bio cubes 29 and under don't run a skimmer but use some sort of filtration system. I hope that makes sense. I know people that have 10 gallon saltwater tanks and use a filter like the aquaclear 70 or 110 depending on there needs BUT don't run a skimmer. Then you have someone like myself with a bio cube 29 that run a skimmer and the cube already comes with a filtration system that I've upgraded. So... just like Gboy said it really depends on your tank,your stock and your needs.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:00 AM   #6
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I can't post the link. It's called 55 gallons build , would really appreciate your help
I'd say in a 55 gallon you would want to run a filter and a skimmer. I'm sure some more knowledgeable members will chime in but I think a skimmer and filter on a 55 gallon would be the way to go. Are you going reef or fish only with live rock (FOWLR)
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I'd say this ^^^^ pretty much sums it up. Just to go a tad further then my buddy here and I'm not sure if this will help but it might give you an idea. Most that have 30 gallons or up run a skimmer and filter. A lot of people with bio cubes 29 and under don't run a skimmer but use some sort of filtration system. I hope that makes sense. I know people that have 10 gallon saltwater tanks and use a filter like the aquaclear 70 or 110 depending on there needs BUT don't run a skimmer. Then you have someone like myself with a bio cube 29 that run a skimmer and the cube already comes with a filtration system that I've upgraded. So... just like Gboy said it really depends on your tank,your stock and your needs.

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Well said dino!

For you and your 55, i would say yes, use a skimmer. How good it should be depends on the things above, but i would definitly use one.

I did chek out the other thread, and i would drop the uv sterelizer and just upgradethe filtration and skimmer
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Thanks you very much, for the filters they are rated for 80 gallons , is one enough or should I get 2 ?
I don't want external filtration , no sump , so I don't know what good filter(s)
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Thanks you very much, for the filters they are rated for 80 gallons , is one enough or should I get 2 ?
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Sounds good! I would get 1 and get a better skimmer. If i were you i would opt for the AquaClear 110 on a 55 and the skimmer. Nicer filters in my opinion. Look around on Amazon for some deals!
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That filter seems to work very well. What about a good protein skimmer ? Should I get the one in the post or another one ? ( I'm an a budget)
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