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Old 02-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Skimmer or refugium

I have a 28 gallon tank that currently houses a couple of clown fish, live rock, and a CUC with a number of hermit crabs, snails, etc.

I am not running a skimmer and have been doing regular WC with RO/DI water, but still have some phosphate and nitrates. I'm hoping to add some soft corals soon and I'm wondering if it's worth getting a skimmer or if I should mod my AC70 to house Chaeto. Currently the AC70 is just running with some polypads.

So I'm wondering what people's advice is on setting up the refugium vs. getting a nano skimmer? Such as what's better, more economical, what lighting would be best for the fuge or what nano skimmers are good for my tank size. Thanks in advance!!

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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You running a sump? Imo a skimmer on a tank that small is useless if your keeping up with your bible of water changes. A fuge would be the way to go, but theres a certain way to do so, an ac 70 would help a bit, but not enough to notice a didference. Theres a few articles on the net floating around talkkng about how big your fuge has to be compared to tank volume in order to prove its effectiveness as a sole type of filtration

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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Fuge and wc will help.
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