07-12-2011, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Stingray81
Ok i've had my tank setup for about a week now all i have in it is my crushed coral and saltwater and my heater, unfortunatly my filter broke i should be getting a marineland biowheel 350 tomarrow, the guy at my saltwater only aquarium store said it will be really hard to keep the nitrates down, to be honest im kinda worried about that should i just go ahead and get a skimmer? Would that help in anyway? Also im getting about 35-40 LB's of marshall island live rock
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Ok cool, your getting set here. Scrap the filter. its going to be a Nitrate trap for you. you'll have issues with it. Buy a skimmer rated at twice the size of your tank. That with the Live Rock your getting and your all set. You don't need a filter. Look at my tank, I have 240 gallons, and no filter, just the skimmer. Oh, but you will need a couple of powerheads to move the wate raround in the tank. Couple of 200gph powerheads should do ya nicely.