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I am getting a 125gal Aquarium from a woman I met today.

My question is about a protein skimmer.

I want to run a Rena xP3 or xP4 canister filter. Is there a way I can run a protein skimmer with this filter that is not a HOB?

My goal on this tank is to have the cleanest looking setup I can as far as equipment sticking in the tank. Any help would be great.
 

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Get rid of the cannisters and run a sump if you want a clean looking tank that way you can keep the skimmer and heaters along with any reactors down there and a sump/fuge will work better than a cannister
 

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Get rid of the cannisters and run a sump if you want a clean looking tank that way you can keep the skimmer and heaters along with any reactors down there and a sump/fuge will work better than a cannister
Thats what i have been looking in to now that i have been doing some research about this. The only concern i have with a sump is that i will end up with a lot of salt under my tank from the water evaporating. is this something i will have to worry about?
 

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thanks
ok ive just been ending up with salt around my tank but thats because of my aeration
i cant wait to get this new tank
 

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You can still get salt creep but that shouldn't be that bad and dont run air on a salt water tank it just makes a mess and isn't needed
 

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OK got ya, but at least with the skimmer in the sump you wont see it and you can just clean it off when it starts to build up. I would just make sure you have the inside of the stand sealed with a good polyurethane if you have a wood stand
 
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