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Old 11-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Is Liverock and a skimmer enough?

I've always had a canister filter with carbon but it stopped working last week. Right now I just have a skimmer and my liverock and after a week I'm still at zero nitrates, will this continue with water changes or should I get some sort of carbon filtration? I'd like to jsut have nothing as I don't have a sump and don't like looking at tubes and stuff in my tank...

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Old 11-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Yes I think it is called the Berlin method
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Keep running it like this and if your ammonia or nitrates start to creep back up again then use a filter.
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This is how I run my 55g reef, no problems. How much live rock do you have?
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a lot. No worries there.

20% water change a week sound ok?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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I've always done 10% weekly
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