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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2015, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Noob Question about Skimmers

Hello! I currently have my first saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image tank. After several months, I've finally added fish to the tank. I want to keep a clean, healthy tank and wanted to add a refugium. Went out and bought one and genius over here didn't measure the space available before I bought. I must keep one or the other, but I do not have room for both.

Do I move forward with the refugium? Or do I keep the skimmer going?

Current setup:
29g tank
26 lbs live rock
CPR Aquatic Cyclone HOB skimmer
2 Oc. Clowns***
6 dwarf red-tip hermits

*** I will be adding a Firefish Goby and an Orchid Pseudo in about two weeks and that will complete my tank.


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Re: Noob Question about Skimmers

Skimmer. It's a marine tank enabler, don't leave home without it. Refugium is supplementary, compensate for whatever skimmer can not do.

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Re: Noob Question about Skimmers

29g tank doesn't require a skimmer at all, anything less than 30g and its easier to do water changes to keep up with the water parameters. Just keep an eye on them. Then once the Sump/Fuge is set up, look at an Algae Turf Scrubber, then you won't have to ever look for a skimmer.

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I agree.

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