Ok so i know nothing...i could use some help

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  1. ashley

    ashley Well-Known Member

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    I have a 30 gallon tank which currently I am running a Lee's protein skimmer and it's been running good for about 9 months however it is now breaking down and just falling apart and I think my corals are paying for it. I could really use some advice on which protein skimmer is a good protein skimmer that can fit in my tank because I do not have a sump and also money is tight right now so I'm looking for a low budget protein skimmer that works very well and that doesn't take up too much space because all I have is my 30 gallon tank. Any advice would be helpful please feel free to educate me on the best protein skimmer for my situation
     
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    What is your budget around?
     
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    I'm running the coralife biocube. It works fine for me and I have 14 corals
     
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    ashley Well-Known Member

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    80??
     
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    ashley Well-Known Member

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    What of corals do you have?
     
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    alexgray1122 Well-Known Member

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    Octospawn, frogspawn, torch, Duncan, pink chalice, four acans, two mushrooms, 2 favias, and a blasto
     
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    If your protein skimmer was the only thing keeping your corals happy, then something else is going on. (Skimming isn't that critical.)

    If you replace the skimmer, for $80 I'd be shopping used not new.

     
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    alexgray1122 Well-Known Member

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    It's only a 30 gallon. You don't need to spend a ton of money on a skimmer.
     
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    What are your water parameters?
     
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    Tsev03 Well-Known Member

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    A coral box s150 is what I ran on my 30 gal tank. I had a sump but the skimmer comes with brackets that allows it to be used in the tank too. http://m.fish-street.com/coral_box_s150_protein_skimmer

    I paid much more for mine because I bought it in a lfs It's only $60 at that website
     
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    Oh thats cool...8 have alot of the same corals
     
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    ashley Well-Known Member

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    Ya...i think something else is going on..
     
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    I would go used, check local craigslist and ebay and then come back here and ask opinions on what you find
     

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