1. Welcome to The Salty Box, a forum to discuss everything related to Marine & Reef Fish keeping in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in discussions with others.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon

    Dismiss Notice

Advise

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Aquamark, Feb 27, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Aquamark

    Aquamark Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, just setting up a marine tank, 4ft tank, I've read up and been advised and I don't have room for a sump, have an external filter, attached to that is heater and uv, 2x mp40 wavemaker and 2x radion xr15 pro, been advised don't need a skimmer, would it be advised to have a hang on the back skimmer? Is there anything else I'm missing before I fill the tank? Thanks
     
  2. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,999
    Likes Received:
    136
    i personally think skimmers are essential pieces of kit
    our tanks need so much oxygen and skimmers are great at adding this

    then most of us use 'live' rock as part of our filtration / aquascape

    what do you intend to keep
     
  3. Aquamark

    Aquamark Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not decided fully, I've had a fresh water tropical but made the leap and so much more involved, was advised to start when ready with couple of clown fish, skimmer looking at is deltec mce300 and also looking at tunze osmolator Auto top off? Do these sound right or any other suggestions? Thanks for reply
     
  4. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,999
    Likes Received:
    136
    both quality brands
     
    Aquamark likes this.
  5. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    115
    +1 on what @jim_fitz says, plus I'd get a temp controller to ensure that it remains stable (which will ultimately keep your tank a happy place to be for fish and corals :)).
     
    Aquamark likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice