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Old 03-25-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Very tight budget!

I'm getting a 45 gallon tank with a hang on the back protein skimmer. Shout I get a canister filter or hang on the back?

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:35 AM   #2
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Hob or just the skimmer, canisters are better for fw. JMO

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If you have a good HOB skimmer, you might not even need a filter. Live rock/sand covers your bio filtration and the skimmer should grab the rest. If you add a filter, you will need to clean it all the time or it will collect gunk and become a nitrate factory.
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