HOB Protein Skimmer and HOB filter


New Member
Hey guys,

So I am currently running a 29g FOWLR tank (with the exception of a small amount of GSP) with a AquaClear 50 HOB filter. I plan on upgrading to a 75 gallon FOWLR in a few months. Ive done some research on protein skimmers (and that they are not necessary but highly recommended) so I plan on getting one for my upgraded tank. My question is since I will have the protein skimmer to help with filtration is an AquaClear 50 enough filtration in partner with the protein skimmer? I understand my HOB filter is only up to 50 g but I figured Id ask if that is enough.




Well-Known Member
It will depend on your bio load. The more heavily stocked the tank the more filtration you'll need