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Old 04-25-2012, 01:38 AM   #1
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Fuge question

Do I really need a protein skimmer in my sump/fuge?
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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Yes, to remove a lot of organic matter, waste, etc. But then again I'm going through a period where I haven't had a skimmer in 4 months and everything is doing great. But I believe it's better to have one.
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Ok so o probably get one I just asked because I have a little space problem in the fuge.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
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Oh, I see what you mean. I think that the fuge skimmers are more efficient than HOB's, but you can find some good hob's.
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I will figure something out because I don't want anything hanging on my tank I want a real clean setup, I probably will to a spilt tank on the bottom.
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I ran into the space issue in my sump. The new return pump i needed to pull the water through my dual reactor just didnt leave enough room for my skimmer. It is a garbage sea clone that can be either hob or in sump. I switched it over to hob and it is hanging off of my fuge, rather than my dt. If you utilize this idea, id find a good skimmer that can be hob. Sea clone isnt worth the plastic it is made from.
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How much space do you have?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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I only have space for one 10 gal on each side.
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How much room do you have for a skimmer?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:38 PM   #10
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Not that much because I'm going to be using a 10 gal tank with the sand and rock in the middle and I don't think that give me enough space for the skimmer
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