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Old 01-08-2013, 01:31 AM   #11
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That sounds like a great setup!

How many g?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #12
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70 DT and a 45 sump (thought it was 55, but I believe it's actually 45). Lots of movement for sure. Just hope I don't run into problems down the road. Definitely can't slack off with maintenance!
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Def not. I'd love a tank like that. I like a lot of movement. A lot of Color too. Do you have an RO/DI?
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Yes I do. Mine is from BFS (Buckeye Field Supply), but BRS seems to be the most popular brand. I was changing the filters and for some reason the pressure isn't working...or I don't know maybe I put something in incorrectly...Getting it fixed soon, but lately I've been using RO water from the LFS and grocery store and there's also a public aquarium close by that filters sea water and is open, free so I use that sometimes. None of my LFS sell RO/DI water, but it hasn't taken too much of a toll on the system.
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I think I might try a community after all. Like the way that fish interact. Predator tank might not be active enough. For. 50 gallon do I need a sump? Or just a protein skimmer and a canister?
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Definitely have a filter or sump AND a skimmer. It'll help keep water parameters in check and help prevent algae/cyano. Skimmer might have been my smartest purchase.
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Definitely have a filter or sump AND a skimmer. It'll help keep water parameters in check and help prevent algae/cyano. Skimmer might have been my smartest purchase.
What does a protein skimmer do that a filter doesn't?
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protein skimmers use a pump (usually aerated) to force highly dense aerated water into a column. as the bubbles rise, they join to form larger bubbles. and since saltwater is bi-polar by nature, when the bubles break and rejoin, they separate the un wanted waste from the water. and since the bubbles are in a column, they carry the waste to the top, where it is eventually collected and discarded. the waste collected from a skimmer cannot be collected by any form of filtration other than skimming. and trust me, spend the money on a high end skimmer
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Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
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