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Old 09-17-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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What kind of filtration for fowlr?

Ok so i was wondering if a protein skimmer along with 20 pounds of live rock would be enough filtration in my 55 gallon fowlr?
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All depends on bio load and fish selection ...
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well ill be adding a pair of clowns
one yellow tang
two gobies
and a butterfly fish
plus a clean up crew...
would a skimmer be enough for that?
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If it was me I would have at least one pound of LR and a skimmer. That would be enough IMO.
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well ill be adding a pair of clowns
one yellow tang
two gobies
and a butterfly fish
plus a clean up crew...
would a skimmer be enough for that?

Butterfly fish are tough fish to keep and the tang can't go in a 55g tank unfortunately. :-(
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^ Yep, avoid the tang for certain.
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ok no tang... and today my lfs persuaded me to get a sump/refugium.
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I bet he did! Did you get a wet/dry or a refugium setup?
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I'm defiantly doing a refugium with macro algae and live sand and rock rubble with many a snail or crab...i heard the bio balls are a nitrate factory
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