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Old 12-09-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Refugium or Protein skimmer

I'm setting up a 20 gal Finnex and want to know which is more important? A protein skimmer or refugium for a reef tank with maybe 3 fish?

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I would personally go with the protein skimmer. I have a 30 gallon w/protein skimmer, but no refugium. I think it is more your monies worth. (Just my opinion)
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I'd go with the refugium.
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I would go also with the refuge. More water volume is a good thing. I always suggest that on a 30 gallon or less that PWC`s will accomplish just as much as a skimmer. Thus why I voted for the refuge.


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