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Old 10-17-2014, 04:09 AM   #1
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Please Help!! Protein Skimmer for 30gal

Hi guys, I'm located in Australia and I'm looking for a protein skimmer for my 30 gallon reef tank I understand I require a protein skimmer recommended for double your tank volume. I do not have a sump so the skimmer must be HOB. Price doesn't phase me too much but budget is nothing above about $170.

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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whats your stock you dont necessarily need one
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Going to be stocking many corals, not 100% sure on stock as I'm open to change but possibly a couple clowns, fire fish, few inverts and gobies.


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Old 10-17-2014, 07:16 AM   #4
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Tunze make an in-tank nano skimmer, I used to use one on my 55g might do the job


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Thanks heaps, so it'll work even better on a 30gal I'd assume


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I wouldn't even get one tbh.


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I'm really worried about ammonia and stuff, I know it won't remove the need for w/c but it will decrease the amount I need to clean as salt is ridiculously priced here


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I currently have a 20g and don't use a skimmer and it's fine. Weekly water changes will be all you need... Where abouts in Australia are you?


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I'm in Melbourne, what percentage to you change? So basically I need power heads a light and a heater live rock will do the filtration for me?


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Old 10-17-2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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Yes it can. If you fill up your tank in time you may need to add a skimmer but for now that will be fine. I am south suburbs in melb and my closest reef shop sells 25L drums of salt and ro for $3.


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