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    Skimmers in Refugeium

    I recently installed a 29 Gal. Refugeium for a 150 gal tank.

    Do I need a skimmer or will the refugeium suffice?

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    For me I would not run a tank with out a skimmer.


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    first of all, welcome to reeffrontiers!!
    i would definately say that you need a skimmer, imo it's the most important part of filtering a saltwater aquarium. along with using r/o purified water and carbon. a good rule of thumb when buying skimmers is to get as big of a skimmer as you can afford and have room for.
    back in the day i used to do reefs with just refugiums, but i never had the positive results or stability that i currently experience with using a large skimmer in my filtration. i was always having problems keeping the system clean, and despite the results i was suppose to have with the refugium, there was typically always an algae problem of some sorts. dont get me wrong i like refugiums, but just not as the singular type of filtration for a reef system.
    and what ever you do, dont use ecosystem's miracle mud in your refugium, just use fine aragonite sand, or better yet, a few inches of assorted size range of live rock rubble.
    some skimmers that would be good for that size system would be;
    a.s.m. model g-2 or g-3
    aqua c model ev120 or ev180
    precision marine model bullet 1
    E.T.S.S. deluxe reef devil (buy without pump, so you can upgrade)
    hope some of this helps and good luck!
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    Skimmerless systems sorta work ok. The way to sell a skimmer for me is simple. You have 500-1000$ maybe more in livestock. You want to keep it alive, and healthy, and actuall be able to see it. A skimmer costs 200-500$ Dead livestock costs 500-1000$ plus a lot of work, and the emotional toll. Hook on up. Also they keep disolved oxygen at saturation, and they keep your water clear of yellowing compounds so your corals get more light, and have more color. Its a win win for you and your tank. Less maintence, happier fish and corals, more compliments, more success.
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    75g. 20g sump and fuge DIY, quiet one 6000 return, 1" seaswirl, 2 tunze 6100 with two singletrollers, ebo jager heater, phosban reactor, asm g-3 skimmer, cpr overflow with aqualifter. 2x 250w icecaps with 20,000k bulbs. Lots of Fun!!

    Dead tank. Killed by Tiffany D. with a tea glass aimed at me. She missed and hit the tank.
    Not so much fun!! LOL

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    Thanks to everyone who responded. You an ocean of help.

    I decided to buy a skimmer: AcuaC EV-180 Protein Skimmer is on the way.

    Happy reefing everyone.

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    good choice. make sure you read the setup instructions. if these skimmers are not setup correctly, they will not work well.
    Remember, Feed your Fish, not your Algae
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