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Old 06-19-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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So far so good! What next???

This is what I have to date with my 30 gallon tank.

1 - skilter 400( filter & protein skimmer in one )
1 - hagen 301 powerhead
1 - aqua-tech powerhead (175 gph )
1 - heater
1 - 20 watt aurora 50/50
1 - 20 watt atinic
1 - 30 watt coral life
1 - 30 watt power glo

My inhabitants are;
2 - baby common clowns
1 - scarlet cleaner shrimp
2 - turbo snails
4 - astraea snails
6 - zebra legged hermit crabs
2 - blue legged hermit crabs
1 - red legged hermit crab

And all seem to be doing very well.

I will be aquiring a few soft corals in the next few days. I am very fortunate to have a friend who has too much for his tank and is giving them to me.

Does what I have sound ok. Any suggestions willbe greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-19-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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All sounds good but IMO I would kick that skilter to the curb. In a small system like that you really don't need a skimmer as long as you keep up with regular water changes.
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Old 06-19-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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Looks good to me,

Skilters I have heard CAN produce more skim than $200 models (I know someone in this case to be true, he has a Prizm that doesnt produce as much)

I just couldnt stand the NOISE to see if it would skim, so now I have a Whisper.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:06 AM   #4
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I had a skilter once, and it does make more noise. I also have a prizm in my 32 hex and it works great. Keep the skilter, but you could increase it's efficiency by dropping a limestone down the center of the tube and running air in it to make more bubbles. I used this trick for my skilter many, many, many years ago in my 55 gallon tank. The extra bubbles help it skim.
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:15 AM   #5
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You can do that but it does fix the noise!

I think they are A-OK for regular filters, as they have a large filter pad in them.
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