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Old 07-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #11
 
Oh that would work good
Thinking. I cut the cost of a lot of stuff down by getting it
Off amazon. Is a sump absolutely needed? I don't have room for a second tank
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
 
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Oh that would work good
Thinking. I cut the cost of a lot of stuff down by getting it
Off amazon. Is a sump absolutely needed? I don't have room for a second tank
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No, you do not have to run a sump.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #13
 
Is it really just for visual appearance so the equipment isn't in site?
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #14
 
Im looking up protein skimmers on amazon.com but alot of them don't say what gallon tanks they are good for, could you point me in the direction of the cheapest one i can get with the quality to do what i need it to?
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
 
I'll list a few of the things i've picked out, let me know if they are good

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Amazon.com: Instant Ocean SCPS-100 SeaClone Protein Skimmer, 100-Gallon: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Instant Ocean SCPS-100 SeaClone Protein Skimmer, 100-Gallon: Pet Supplies
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #16
 
also if i get the t5 lights, what wattage do i need?
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #17
 
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Is it really just for visual appearance so the equipment isn't in site?
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Yes and no. It does hide the equipment, but its also there to grow out macro algae, have extra sand, or keep a deep sand bed, extra rock, and added stability having more water.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
 
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also if i get the t5 lights, what wattage do i need?
The T-5's would be in a 48" fixture, and I believe that each would be 54w each.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #19
 
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Ditch em both.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #20
 
would i still want the t5's in a 48inch fixture if my tank is only 3 feet long? its a 55 tall.
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