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    Would I be further off with a refugium or a good skimmer?

    My tank is a 20long, lights will be 130w pc.

    Thanks,
    Julie

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    Since your tank is new I would start with a refugium... you can always attach a skimmer a few months down the road.

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    Well, both!

    However, if you have to choose one, I would go with the skimmer.
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    I've got 30" across to work with. So the small refugium is what 18" long? And how big is a back pak?

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    Another question on the skimmer, I've been doing some reading from the library because elcheapo didn't want to buy a book but some nice fish or corals. Some of the corals and other invertebrates are filter feeders - what do they eat if you remove everything?

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    What do you mean by 'remove everything' ?
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    Personally, if I had to choose between a skimmer and a refugium, I'd start with the skimmer, and get the refugium afterwards.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    the skimmer won't remove everything and you can actually buy certain filter feeder foods but they actually get stuff anyways. this is also were a good refugium comes in handy.
    CORALLIFE are making some really decent skimmers and IJO here has these.

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    The corallife is too big for my application.
    The one I am referring to is also a biological filter, which I don't know is necessary or not?

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    If you must choose between a skimmer and a refugium without the possibility of having both later, I would take the skimmer anyday.

    If you must choose one now and have the possibility of adding the other later ( no more than 3-4 months later ), I would take the refugium.

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