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Old 11-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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What should I add next?

I have a 75 Gallon with a "Aqueon QuietFlow Power Filter: : 55/75 - Up to 90 Gallons" currently and need some help with what to add next. Protein Skimmer or UV Sterilizer? All water parameters are good except Phosphate reading 0.25 not 0.0 ppm. Any recommendations?
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If it was me I would get the skimmer. They help get rid of dissolved organic compounds out of the water that cause algea.
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If it was me I would get the skimmer. They help get rid of dissolved organic compounds out of the water that cause algea.
Any brand or model to recommend?
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I always recommend the octopus brand skimmers.
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I always recommend the octopus brand skimmers.
I hate to keep asking questions but I don't have a sump or reef filtration setup. All I have is a HOB Bio filter. Don't I need a HOB skimmer or something? I'm just not familiar with this. All I've ever working with is freshwater and just now really getting into saltwater.
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I also vote for a skimmer over a UV.

Octopus makes hang on back skimmers so no worries
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I also vote for a skimmer over a UV.

Octopus makes hang on back skimmers so no worries
Like this one?
Reef Octopus BH1000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply
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Like this one?
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That should work. When looking at skimmers for the first time it's gets all confusing and annoying so if you were to ask around you would get different opinions as to what skimmers is better. I have used a lot of highend skimmers like king bubbler and custom hand made skimmers from life reef and i also used a octopus too. The best skimmer I have ever had was the life reef skimmer the owner is awesome I cracked the skimmer and it was leaking all over the place I sent it to life reef and he fixed it and replaced all the old parts for free. When I cracked the king bubbler the did a horrible job and costumer service sucked. I would recommend a Lifereef skimmer it's a life time warrantee and by far the easiest skimmers out there
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