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Old 03-19-2004, 11:55 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer

Hi am planning on starting a sw tank soon, but i need to know what the deal with Protein skimmers is. Do i need it? If so whatr type should i get, how much will this cost me?
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:02 AM   #2
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I think that before any of us can give you any suggestions on it we willneed to know a little about your tank. How big, what type of filtration, what are you putting in it (ie. will it be fish only, or will you hve live rock, or maybe coral?). Anyways with a little more information about your planned setup we (more like the other more knowlegable people on the forum) will be able to tell you what you need.

Good luck and I hope that this forum can help!
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its a 55 gallon, nothing in it yet, i want a FOWLR, i have a fluval 404, i wanna keep clowns because they seem cool and i have heard they are good for beginners.Anything else?
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:21 AM   #4
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Umm that should be enough info at the moment.

While there are others that know alot more than I do about this on the forum. I think that there will be be many who will agree that the berlin skimmers are good, but the Aqua C Remora is probably the best hang-on-back skimmer around.

With that being said I would definately do some research on them and before you buy anything definately wait for the opinions of others.

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aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
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Old 03-20-2004, 01:42 AM   #5
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The Turbo Floater Multi 1000 is a good skimmer too..Actually I'd take it over the Berlin.
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BTW... Yes a Skimmer IMO is a must in Saltwater...
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IMO, Aqua C Remora with an MJ1200 pump or the Turboflotor Multi would be fine. I like the Aqua C.
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