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darren818 10-18-2007 12:15 AM

is this true or not
 
is it true that u can start a saltwater tank with just a protein skimmer or u need a filter or sump.

caferacermike 10-18-2007 04:04 PM

A high quality protein skimmer will do wonders to keep the water clean, however you must provide a surface for bio activity or your nitrite and ammonia levels will probably still build up as nothing will convert them to nitrate. With that being said, I'd have some live rock or a filter of some sort for bacteria to grow on or in.

darren818 10-18-2007 06:27 PM

im going to have alot of live rocks that should help right?

caferacermike 10-18-2007 08:34 PM

yup

Rogergolf66 10-27-2007 11:34 AM

my tank has 160 gallons of water my filter is the live rock for bio. filtration
filter sock for machanical filtration.
Protein skimmer to remove waist.
Carbon to clean water and keep it clear.

johnmaloney 11-23-2007 05:19 PM

you should also add a cleanup crew if you can. Also the more current you have, the better your tank will be. Hope this helps!

jesus villaseņo 11-25-2007 02:46 PM

IT IS PERFECTLY CORRECTO TO HAVE A MARINE TANK WITH LOTS OF LIVE ROCK, ONE INCH DEPHT (MINIMUM) OF SAND AND A GOOD PROTEIN SKIMMER. DO NOT FORGET THE WATER CHANGES.


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