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AquaTech 30-60 filter running with a protein skimmer

I am seeking the help of forum members again...I have a 55 gallon FOWLR tank with the following equipment:

1. T5 Dual 48 HO Aquarium Light Strip Cichlid marine Tropical Fish 108W 55g 2 Bulb

2. I have two (2) Koralia Wave pump power heads rated for 1050gph.

3. One (1) Aqueon 8,000k heater.

4. One (1) Aqua Tech 30-60 Filter.

5. One (1) Octopus Reef BH-100 Skimmer

6. Live sand and 45lbs of live rock.

My question is since I have live rock and sand do I need to run the Aqua Filter or can I get rid of it all together since I have the protein skimmer? Also, I am thinking of putting in a few mushrooms in the tank. Do I need a "refugium?" If so, I have been looking at a "AquaFuge External Hang on Refugium". Does anyone have any comments on it? Any comments or ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
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Re: AquaTech 30-60 filter running with a protein skimmer

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Water Parameter: Alk-8:PH-8.2:Cal420:Phosphate.05:Temp77:Nitrates-20:Mag1250:SG1.025

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Re: AquaTech 30-60 filter running with a protein skimmer

Thanks your response it was very helpful...I'm learning more and each day.
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