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Old 03-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #31
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I am 10000000000% sure i am not getting a bigger tank. we hvae no more room! btw on that website, how do ik if its a HOB protein skimmer?
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:51 AM   #32
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Look at the remora, or the skim slim skimmers. If you want to invest in good equipment, look at the eshopps one.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:42 PM   #33
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i heard alot of hate on the remora. i did much research but some say it is great and others say it is loud but could i put a sponge in it? Also, my tank is in between a patio door and a window & so the water evaporates. Will this be a problem for the tank because the salinity will go up? how do i make the salinity go down if the water does evaporate?
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:58 PM   #34
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Good luck but honestly the saltwater tank may be above your experience level and time needed to maintain it. Its more of a commitment, and it will already be harder on you using a smaller tank and minimum filtration. If you go into it expect to spend close to an hour a week on it. I know some of you pros can handle it faster but for someone without the right equipment maintaining a 30 gallon saltwater can take some time.

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I said that the eshopps one is good. I use a lot of eshopps equipment on my filtration. Don't be discouraged, but he has a point. It will not be easy. But that's why we are here. Best of luck!
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ik, i am only doing this to see if it is worth it. i dont want to give up on it, but idk if it is cost effective. i dont want to throw all of this money into it and then not do it. i am willing to handle the responsibilties of the tank, i am debating it becuase it is very delicate.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:19 PM   #37
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J8kpin, in the beginning you said i did not have to get a new filter, what was the media you suggested i should put in it? & approx how much live rock would i need to get. i am trying to come up with like a sum of the costs for everything besides fish.
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What filter do you have? And LR will be abt 20-30lbs . It generally is about 5$ a pound. You can also use some dead rock, but try to use a lot of Live rock.
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Live, dry, or base rock makes no difference, it will all be the same in the end.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:32 PM   #40
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I love my remora, so much so that I bought another one recently for my 40g.

i also run eshopps skimmers and again, like them so much for in sump use that I bought two.

A 30g is do-able but you really will have to work on a water change schedule. ANd you should have at least 5g on hand at all times in case something goes screwy with the water and you need immediate water. I had a 29g tank and did abotu 6-7g a week. ALso need a couple gallons a week of unsalted water to make up for evaporation.
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