Can I run my tank w/out a filter
I've noticed that the hoses from my canister filter are kinked right where they attach to the filter itself. Basically, the shelf underneath my tank is too short and the water flow must be rather diminished. Now, after doing some reading, I'm wondering if I could just remove the filter without any issues. I have a 28 g tank w/ 30 lbs live rock and 20 lbs of aragonite. An in-tank protein skimmer (which works fabulously!), three fish, some shrimp, crabs and snails, and, of course, corals (softies mostly). All levels are 0, except for nitrates which are at 5. I do 7 g. water changes every week.
My biggest worry is that I remove the filter and get an ammonia spike that would kill my fish and corals.