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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval G6 and Skimmer

With a 75 gal. Saltwater tank, probably going with a live Reef tank, using a Fluval G6 Filter, do you also need to use a Skimmer like one of the Fluval skimmers or another brand. My main questions is do I need to use a Surface Skimmer in addition to the G6. I'm also thinking of ordering a Diatom Filter to run every so often.
Looking for someone that has experience in this area.
I've run fresh water tanks in the past and raised Discus, but I'm newly trying a Saltwater tank after several years away from the hobby.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 09:29 PM
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Personally I would not run a tank that size with a canister filter. Start researching sumps. Check out Reefcentral.com for more saltwater advice. I have had many many salt tanks and was never please with anything but a sump layout. As you get more into reef keeping you are going to want to add a good protein skimmer. The sump will give you a place to put it. HOB protien skimmers do exist but none work very well. Also in a reef setup most will build a refugium.

It can be done with other types of filters but a sump in my opinion is the best way to go. Pus unless you already own the G6, building a sump would cost less even with buying an overflow.
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+1 on going with a refugium sump with a reef octopus protein skimmer. I run a modified Berlin method myself.

+1 on going to reefcentral.com

Use the search button and read a lot. There is lots of great advice on there.
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