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Old 11-29-2004, 09:00 PM   #11
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If you have 12 lbs of live rock & sand, I don't see any need for additional filtration. The Skilter is a very inefficient skimmer. You only have about 1 inch of contact time between the bubbles and water. It does not surface skim. It has a very skinny neck, restricting output. However, for a 10 gallon, it would do the trick, but i just dont' see the need.

Also, the Skilter is a very loud unit. The worst i've ever had.
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:44 PM   #12
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Yes you can overskim. Skimming not only removes the bad stuff but it also removes trace elements. On that small of a tank I wouldn't use a skimmer as it is very easy to remove too much quite easily.JMO
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