Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bristol, PA
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Starting a 5 gallon Marine Tank
I'm going to be keeping a goby/shrimp pair and a firefish.
I will be mixing live sand and crushed coral for substrate. About 3" deep. Plan on using pvc to make premade burrow for the shrimp/goby.
I plan on getting live rock and waiting a few weeks before adding first fish.
Also planning on some other inverts down the line.
My question is, does anyone recommend a HOB protein skimmer? Is it even worth my while? If I were to buy one, I would prefer one that is a skimmer and filter in one. Seen mixed reviews on the Rio nano skimmer/filter.
I already have the tank/hood; heater, HOB filter rated for 10 gallon, and the crushed coral.
Need sand and rock that I will buy locally.
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