Advice:I started out with an aqua one marisys complete filter but outgrew this too quickly to justify spending the money on it. skimmer was a filter stone model (not good enough). setup a new system which was half the price and is heaps more effective at removing waste.
overflow water goes directly to external skimmer (venturi) which then overflows into a plastic kitchen garbage bin (sump,)with a bag of seachem phosguard and the return pump. thats it.
good thing about phosguard is it can be reused until it turns yellow, its just an extra safe guard agaisnt phosphate. mine lasts for over six months
Fish Kept:2 Blue Hippo Tangs, 1 Parrot fish, 6 Large seahorses, 2 Cinnamon Clownfish, 4 Pink Skunk Clownfish, 4 Orange Clownfish, 10 Fire Prawns, 20 Assorted starfish, 1 Dogface Puffer fish, 2 Moorish Idol Butterfly fish, 1 Orbiculate Batfish, 2 Clarkii Clownfish, 5 Saddleback Clownfish, 1 Hermet Crab, 2 oriental sweetlips, 2 Spotted Sweetlips, 4 Half Black Angelfish, 2 Yellow Pygmy angelfish, 10 Domino Damsels, 1 Pearlscale Butterfly fish, 1 Splendid Dottyback, 1 Samurai Squirrel Fish, 10 Camelback Shrimp, softback snails, about 15 other random small fish not worth mentioning and about 6 fish I have never seen before that I cant find names for.
Quote:"Life moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around once in a while you could miss it"
Fish Kept:purple firefish,Ocellaris clownfish and target mandarin,black sebae clownfish,tailspot blenny,green banded goby,yasha goby
Corals/Plants:Various zoos,frogspawn,palythoas,rock flower anemone,acan,mushrooms,pulsing and pom pom xenia,pocillopora,montipora digitat,devils finger and yellow fiji leather, candy cane,ricordia,yellow polyps,neon green star polyps, and green plate coral.
Fish Kept:Clown,fire fish, fire angel, jaw fish, dwarf lion, manderin goby, 3 cleaner shrimp, blue starfish.
Corals/Plants:Frog spawn, rose bubble tip anenome, galaxia,clam, all different color richordeas, blue mushrooms, pipe coral, green star polyp, bubble coral, brain, elegance coral, blue candy cane, Eagle eye zoos, orange zoos, Purple zoos,yellow open brain, SPS, sun polyp.