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post #1 of 7 Old 11-06-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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ten gallon tank

what filter do you recommend for 10 gallon tanks? yes, i know live sand and live rock. what is a external filter best for this size?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-06-2009, 09:39 PM
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Honestly, you won't need a filter of any type for a 10 gallon tank with live rock and sand. Just something to move water. If you have an old Whisper hang on filter, that would work perfect. Just run it empty or with a bag of activated carbon.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 01:45 AM
Powerheads, live rock, saltwater, water changes. That is filtration in a 10G.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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what about a protein skimmer? is it worth even getting?
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 05:02 PM
In a 10, nope.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-09-2009, 06:17 AM
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Well.... I won't just say that a protein skimmer is not worth getting. A skimmer is going to add benefits. It just depends on the dollars spent as compared to the benefit gained. You could probably spend $35-$50 on a small skimmer if your budget is loose.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-25-2009, 08:49 AM
I'd recommend a skimmer.

Look up the Azoo Mignon Skimmer. I got my for 25 in my LFS and the skim it produces is incredible, especially for the size and price. It's a hang on the back model too, so it takes up no space in the tank!
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