Originally Posted by Searchin
So I have a 55 gallon and I really want to get it started... I was going to drill it and add a sump and all that jazz. However, I had a simple thought...
Question: if you set up a 55 primarily for a reef.. And only had 2 clown fish maybe a 3rd small fish.... Would you really need a skimmer? The waste coming from 3 little fish wouldn't be much. I already have that in my 20 gallon. I do water changes regularly.
well, in all my threads inquiring about a skimmer vs skimmerless setup, it always comes down to water quality. whether the bioload be small or large, eventually its going to build up, poop, pee, uneaten food, just general crap in the water you want to pull out, youll be surprised when your water looks crystal clear, and look at that cup and think, wow all that was in the water? so yes add a skimmer, and you never know you might change your mind on fish stock later on and guess what, youll be ready bud!
heres a link to a few good hob
skimmers, im going with the bh1000 for my 75g reef build
Reef Octopus BH100 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply
Reef Octopus BH1000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply
just in case you might want to upgrade to a bigger tank later
(we all do eventually)
Reef Octopus DBH300 Dual Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply