30L pico advice. Quiet option?

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Got a 30L Aquael shrimp tank with a Plant LED that I would like to convert to marine.

I'd like it to be quiet as it is on my desk. Is there a way to have a healthy marine pico without the noise? All the skimmers that I've seen have been noisy and it sounds like normal filters can cause issues and lots of maintenance.

Aiming for weekly maintenance
 
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I will rather go with a dedicated marine tank.

And slightly bigger. Your stocking options are severely limited with a 30L tank.
 

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I'd like it to be quiet as it is on my desk.
Your productivity will be out the window if you have a tank on your desk :p Or at least, I know mine would be because there would always be something to fiddle with :lol:
If you are brave, you could try doing something like this:
RSS - Jean Jaubert’s ‘perfect’ 5 liter reef bowl ecosystem
No skimmer, flow pumps, filters etc. Just lights. Winter may be a problem but if your office/area around your desk is climate controlled then you might just be able to pull something like this off.
 

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I will rather go with a dedicated marine tank.

And slightly bigger. Your stocking options are severely limited with a 30L tank.
Have thought of this as I have a 120L Juwel tank that can be used but financially it seems like a recipe to get the "more" disease. At least the small tank will limit me to some rocks and a shrimp.
 

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Your productivity will be out the window if you have a tank on your desk :p Or at least, I know mine would be because there would always be something to fiddle with :lol:
If you are brave, you could try doing something like this:
RSS - Jean Jaubert’s ‘perfect’ 5 liter reef bowl ecosystem
No skimmer, flow pumps, filters etc. Just lights. Winter may be a problem but if your office/area around your desk is climate controlled then you might just be able to pull something like this off.
This tank is awesome! Gives me hope to run something manageable.
 

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One of the biggest problems with small tanks is heat followed by filtration. Good news is doesn't make it impossible just difficult. Don't know the aquarium you have. Can you post a pic and I will try help. I had a jebo R388 (30ltr tank) as my first aquarium so hopefully what I learned from that will help you
 

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Thanks for all the replies.

I wasn't thinking about the heat issue. We had a heat wave and with 2L frozen water bottles and 2 direct fans blowing on the 120L freshwater tank it still reached 27 degrees. It's on hold for now as the chiller prices are quite high for such a small setup.
 

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