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post #1 of 2 Old 12-22-2007, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with salt water tank (Filter/protein skimmer)

I have a few questions. If i get a protein skimmer do I still need a filter?

If yes can anyone recommend a good combo item that is inexpensive. I don't have a cabinet to put it in so it would have to hang.

Can they go inside the tank? I'd prefer not to have the filter hang off the back.

Last I have to have live rock?
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-22-2007, 09:58 PM
Can't answer the question as written. You'll need to go back and read the stickies as to why it is so important to outline your plans for a tank before wording this question.

Problem is we don't know if this is a fish only, reef, community or whatever. We don't know the size of the tank, the expectations, your experience level.

In a nutshell if you did huge weekly water changes you wouldn't need a filter or skimmer at all.

Most reefers do not run a canister or HOT type filter at all if using an oversized skimmer with about 1.5-2lbs of live rock per gallon. The idea is that the skimmer will remove solids and the bacteria on the liverock will help breakdown the rest.
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