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post #1 of 4 Old 03-18-2009, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Which skimmer for a 40 gal reef tank

So I am in the midst of reasearching and setting up my proposed reef tank. I am looking to have coral mainly , a couple small fish and various critters (crabs and things of that sort)

Just wanted to have an idea of an IDEAL model and size of a protein skimmer that I will need for a tank that measures 36" long, 12" deep and 24" high. I also am not going to use a sump, rather lots of live rock, sand bed and power heads.

Thanks for the help, if any other details are necessary, please ask.


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-18-2009, 09:54 PM
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since your not doing a sump id go with the aqua C remora. i prob. would even go with the PRO model but knowing how this hobby goes, you'll be upgrading to a larger tank before you know it.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-18-2009, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Great, I appreciate the advice. Are these units relatively quiet because this tank is in my bedroom and I don't want to hear any loud humming noises
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-21-2009, 02:23 PM
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yes, as long as it has the o-ring that goes around the band, if it doesn't then you can purchase one.

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