Skimmer For First Time Salt Build

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmer' started by Kolby Holdren, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Kolby Holdren

    Kolby Holdren Valued Member Member

    Hey all. Building a salt water tank. 36 bowfront. Gonna use a fluval 306, live rocks. No coral or anything. Going to have a relatively low bioload. Just wondering what you think the best HOB protein skimmer i could use for this tank would be. Ive been doing some research and my current choice is
     
  2. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Well Known Member Member

    FYI, Canister filters can become nitrate factories in saltwater tanks and can be a real pain to keep properly cleaned out. I would recommend getting a Fluval HOB 50 or 70 filter and after the tank is cycled running a Chemipure Elite bag in it. As for HOB skimmer the Reef Octopus Classic 100 would work as would the Eshoppes PSK-75H. It seems you have the same Aqueon 36 gallon bowfront that I started out with and I ran a Fluval 50 and an Eshoppes PSK-75H on it. Here is a vid of the tank with the equipment in action:

     




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