Yes the skimmer would still be necessary and that should be the bought first out of the two. There are different opinions on wet/drys but IMO
i would skip on it and make a sump/fuge. HTH
65 gal reef
2 PC's 192W each , 20 gal sump/fuge
4 false clowns, 2 firefish, cardinal, midas blennie, toadstool, zoos, shrooms, trumpet coral, torch, pagoda, frogspawn, poylps, red open brain, devils hand, hermits, snails, 3 cleaner shrimp, coral banded and a emerald crab.