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post #11 of 13 Old 12-23-2010, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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I like the look of the sand better than the look of the crushed coral it looks easier to clean also.

My friend did say I should just toss the Protein skimmer but it would be a good start out one. He grabbed it on clearance so he said as a beginner its good for now.

I really wish I had the space for a wet dry system it looks so much easier and alot less junk on my tank!
Can I use a regular filter for salt? some stuff I have been reading say if I have enough live rock I dont even need a filter? Does this work and or is it easy? the less crap I have hanging on the tank would be nice.

Any suggestions on the brand of salt to use when mixing my water? there are about a million different brands >_<
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-23-2010, 09:28 PM
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A wet dry filter would be a disaster. You want to avoid any and all filters that intentionally break down ammonia and nitrite with an end result of Nitrate. Take a minute to read this thread:

You are correct in your observations about live rock. Essentially, when you use a skimmer and live rock, you do not need a "Filter" in the traditional sense.
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-25-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yay! Cool thanks for the thread it is Super helpful! :)
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