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post #1 of 6 Old 08-07-2011, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Tampa FL

I am nEw to saltwater aquariums. Just brought a new 55g tank. I purchased a protein skimmer from a guy, totally lost on how to connect it, need help fast. HELP! HELP! HELP!
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-07-2011, 11:51 PM
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Hello and welcome to TFK I only have freshwater tanks myself, but I have always enjoyed the look of saltwater tanks. Just more money than what I can afford to do right now. Hopefully someone will be able to help you soon. If you do not get a reply on this thread you might want to try posting in the saltwater section where someone who has more knowledge will be able to help.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-08-2011, 06:43 AM
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Hello and welcome to TFK

There are some good links in the saltwater section but you should start your own thread in the Saltwater Equipment section of the forum to get some help with your skimmer.

Good luck.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-08-2011, 07:02 AM
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what kind of skimmer is it? maybe even post a picture? does it hang on or require a sump?

personally i do not like using 55 gallon tanks for saltwater. ofcourse they can be used, but their narrow width makes placing live rock a challenge. just something to consider.

welcome to the forum.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-08-2011, 02:30 PM
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hello and welcome :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-14-2011, 03:46 PM
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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