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Old 01/11/2008, 10:30 PM   #1
glewis121
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Do i really need a prot

I have a 65 gallon tank that currently has only a few clowns and 50 pounds of live rock.

I am considering converting the tank into a reef tank. the tank has two powerhead filters and a magnum 350 canister filter.

If i convert the tank to a reef tank i will be upgrading the lighting system to metal halides.

I was wondering if if i need/ should get a protein skimmer.


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Old 01/11/2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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You do NOT need one, but they certainly help.


This is what I accomplished with no sump and a Prizm (can't really call it a skimmer)



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Old 01/11/2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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Some reefers run successful reef tanks without them.

Many also swear by them.

I'd say more use them then not. I personally think it is a good investment. You would probably agree if you saw the cups of gunk mine spits out in a weeks time.


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