Seachem tidal and corals

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I'm about to make the jump from freshwater. After almost a years research I have finally decided to dive in. I want to do a reef nano tank, with mostly corals. My knowledge on them is limited although I will always study anything before buying it. I have bought a 150 ltr (40 G?) Tank. A sump is not possible so I am wondering if anyone has had experience growing corals using a seachem tidal filter and any sort of nano skimmer. I'm looking at buying a JAD DG 2516 hob skimmer later down the track. Stock will likely have 4 or 5 fish and a few inverts but mostly corals. Thanks in advance, any advice is appreciated.
 

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Go easy on the fish, they will push the filtration system you propose.

I have a 16g tank with RFAs, some corals (including a difficult sps coral) along with porcelain crabs and sexy shrimp... only one very tiny fish. The tank has just a HOB filter (I put a slice of filter sock between two sponge filters) and a Tunze in tank skimmer.

This set up has been running for 9 months now and is doing just fine.
 

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You can manage any tank with hob equipment if chosen properly. The Tidal is the best hob filter. I would suggest not to get a nano skimmer, and get a real hob work horse. I live the Eshopos hob skimmers, look into something like that or similar. Another hob must have is either a hob refugium or an algae reactor, the use of macro algae is the best thing you can do for your tank. With the Tidal, a real work horse skimmer, and the addition of macro alga; with the proper lighting of course, you can grow anything you want.
 
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You can manage any tank with hob equipment if chosen properly. The Tidal is the best hob filter. I would suggest not to get a nano skimmer, and get a real hob work horse. I live the Eshopos hob skimmers, look into something like that or similar. Another hob must have is either a hob refugium or an algae reactor, the use of macro algae is the best thing you can do for your tank. With the Tidal, a real work horse skimmer, and the addition of macro alga; with the proper lighting of course, you can grow anything you want.

Great advice thank you very much
 

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