Hello everyone, I am currently looking to get a sump and protein skimmer but as this is my first fish tank I was hoping to get some help
I have a 40 gallon tank with about 40 lbs of live rock and 40 lbs live sand, I wanted a decent skimmer and sump for my tank that would not be too expensive for my budget. Initially I do not plan on having many fish however I do not know what may happen down the road. I currently have one in the hood filter that came with my tank, and a small internal filter. Besides that I have my heater and that is about it.
Are used sumps and skimmers on ebay and such okay to use?
If someone could give me some advice on sumps and skimmers I would greatly appreciate it, as I have read the many articles regarding the subject however I wanted one that was not overkill or too costly for my needs thank you. *However, I was interested in running one with a refugium(spell check) as I see it as a benefit to controlling water conditions :T thank you for any advice you can provide!