- Feb 6, 2008
Ok, so here is my question. Can someone look this over and tell me if this aquarium set up sounds ok? First off, we have a 200 gallon tank. Its already been set up with clowns in it, so the tank has cycled. I have two windows that are hinged together for a aquarium hood (should be heavy enough?). I also have a Fluval fx5 which has 3 filter media baskets and is for 400 gallons. I plan on getting rock, and already have some live rock. I have a protein skimmer but am not sure if I need it with the filter? I have heaters, but I don't think I need them. I'm not using a sump. I am going to cut holes in plywood for the filter hoses to go into, that will be next to the windows to make it so there is no escape route. I was hoping that I can put mesh around the protein skimmer and plywood to fix that issue there as well (the protein skimmer is a Red Tide (?) square protein skimmer). What do you all think?