Newbie to the forum here
I'm in the process of setting up a 75 gallon FOWLR tank and I need some advice on purchasing a protein skimmer. Just to give you a little info on my setup..I am not able to drill my tank so I have no plans to add a sump and I will be using a RENA Filstar XP2 canister filter. Therefore, I will need a hang-on tank protein skimmer.
I'm sure that many of you do not frown upon overkill as far as filtration goes lol. How does everyone feel about Coralife Super Skimmers w/ needle-wheel? Is that a pretty decent protein skimmer? I can't afford to spend too much but at the same time, I don't want a piece of crap that I'm going to need to replace in a year or so. Which one would you recommend going with? At Big Al's Online, there's a $20 difference between the 125 gallon skimmer and the 220 gallon skimmer..should I just go w/ the 220 gallon?
Also, how is the maintenance on these Coralife skimmers? Fairly easy? Are they durable skimmers that should last a while? Are there other skimmers in that approximate price range that you would recommend over Coralife?
Thanks in advance,