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    Default Chaeto reactor only on a 34 gallon???

    So my buddy started a 34 gallon tank. He wants to buy a skimmer, but I told him he would be better off with just a chaeto reactor so it could remove phosphates and nitrates evenly.

    Does anyone agree with me? Or do you think he needs both? Or just a skimmer?

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    DIY or cheap material chaeto reactors scare me. Id start him off with a skimmer personally.
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    I got a legit cheato reactor for cheap. Let me know

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    I think another question would be is will he have live stock ?

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    I would do a skimmer if he has a sump, If not i would do either of them

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    I would go skimmer. Macro algae doesnt remove nitrate to phosphate 1 to 1 btw. I think its closer to 4 nitrate to 1 phosphate. It also depends on what is available and......

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    In this day and age, you can make a pretty reliable skimmer with an air pump, a woodstone, 2" pvc and some cut water bottles.
    It helps to have the background of having watched a skimmer work quite a bit before doing a diy, and they are pretty ugly compared to the ones made with cast acrylic, but if budget is the mindset a home made one is fine.

    A skimmer is just, generally, a very good thing to have, and a macro algae reactor should just be a supplement.

 

 

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