Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-10-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 22
Send a message via Yahoo to deathmatch782
few q's

So right now i've had my 20H setup for 6 months and it is doing very well.

I've been thinking of adding a refuge. A separate sump/refuge is most likely not going to happen since im on a budget.
Either i'd like to add a hob refuge or i have the option of getting a custom tank. A friend from the local marine club i'm in has a acrylic store where he makes tanks, skimmers ect.

Would it be better to have him make me a hob refuge to fit my tank, or have him make me a tank w/ a built in refuge. (My current tank is noticbly smaller than my stand btw.) I'm leaning towards having him make me a tank since it would then fit my stand correctly. I still have to get quotes for both yet.

As far as skimmers go, what is a good one for a 20gal tank? I noticed that many who have smaller tanks use the fisson skimmer, but saw that it is recomended for tanks up to 15gals. Will the larger size of my tank affect this, or will it work? I'm limited on space since i dont have the refuge or a sump.
__________________

__________________
deathmatch782 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
I think the most inexpensive option would be a hanging overflow box and a small tank underneath, on the floor. Not only will that be cheaper, but would also make room for skimmer etc.
__________________

__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 22
Send a message via Yahoo to deathmatch782
If i were to do a 10 gallon in my stand ( would have to figure out how to get it in) i'd need the overflow, tubing, 10g tank, and return pump. Any other equipment? I'm worried about the price for overflows and pumps too, college doesnt leave me with much to spend on this.
__________________
deathmatch782 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pearlweed q's fish_4_all Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 11-28-2006 02:15 PM
gbr q's justrelax Cichlid Discussion 6 10-28-2006 02:20 PM
Apistogramma Q's aquaradio Cichlid Discussion 11 11-10-2005 02:08 AM
Newbie Help Q's LiteEmUpGood Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 11-18-2004 05:09 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.