I recently acquired an almost new 125g pre-drilled (3 holes at the top left back) saltwater setup with uv
sterilizer, 30g sump, pumps, protein skimmer, the works. It'll eventually house my RES turtle. From what I have googles, I won't need the UV
sterilizer (correct?) but I can use the protein skimmer to collect solids as they enter the sump. Can anyone help me figure out how to set this up? I really appreciate any help I can get. Up until now I've only used a canister filter on her tank.
Also I hear a lot about filter socks but aren't sure they'll work for the amount of chunky waste she produces. Other people have suggested cheap crabs/ shrimp in the actual tank to break her solids into smaller, manageable bits. I can't have any live plants in the tank as she always clips them off at the roots. She prefers "planted" plastic plants and floating live plants. She's weird.