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Old 04-27-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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hi here is what i have
35 Gallon tank
marineland emperor 400 dual bio wheel filter
50 lbs liverock
crushed coral substrate
airstone
8 damsels(4 yellowtail, 2 four stripe, and 2 domino)
1 maroon clownfish
my temp is 77.6
salinity 1.023
ph 8.4
ammonia,nitrate,and nitrite all at 0
do I really need a skimmer if i perform regular water changes and i was thinking about getting a lionfish any ideas
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Usually I would suggest that PWC`s is all you need but your tank IMO is overstocked. If you are going to keep that many fish in that size tank you`ll need a skimmer also. You`d need to get rid of some fish before you got the lionfish.
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any ideas on a modestly priced skimmer maybe a hangon model
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Here is some good articles in helping you determine what you need for a skimmer

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What is Skimming? by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

Skimming Basics 101: Understanding Your Skimmer by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
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