This is a discussion on something to think about... within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; -->
I spent the last 2 hours of my day reading every page of this web site: Caring for these beautiful creatures - In living ...
I have always been a simplist in my approach to this hobby. I believe that aquarium magazines and all their beautiful adds have to some degree brainwashed the hobby. I am a fishkeeper that uses sponge filters as the only filter on all freshwater aquariums under 55 gallons. I rarely use sumps on any setup, including marine. Yet today, if you pick up a fish magazine or read a "tank of the month" post on almost any web site, you are led to believe that heavy use of technology is necessary to succeed in the marine hobby.
My point to this post is to remind everyone how simple this hobby can be if we let it. Success is not determined by how many feet of PVC pipe you have running underneath your aquarium, nor is it determined by the price tag on your skimmer or light fixture.
The link I have posted above is a very good example of such success.
i was trying to find this article on this guys tank that is skimmerless, sumpless, calcium reactorless, and basically everythingless except a display tank, powerheads and water changes and his tank is thriving.
i dont suggest this but it can be done. i feel more comfortable skimming.