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Old 04-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question Should I be using a skimmer

I'm starting a 55 gal SW for fish and some reef life. Right now all I have is two damsils and a couple of pieces of live rock (and dead rock). I'm using a mixture of sand and crushed coral for the bottom. I'm using a Fluval 305 (maybe 304, I forget).

My question is should I be using a skimmer as well?

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I personally would use a skimmer. At least 55 lbs of LR and a skimmer with some PH`s to push the water around would be all the filtration you need.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:19 PM   #3
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Ya a skimmer is a must with 40g+
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I agree with Mel, 1.5 pounds of good live rock per gallon and a few good PHs would be all you need. Well, healthy water changes as well every other week of 15% or more.
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2 damsels in a 55? you dont even need a filter. lol. J/K.
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