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Old 01-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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Miracle Mud? NO Skimmer?

Okay so I have read testimonials that people use this miracle mud stuff without a skimmer, im setting up my mud system from Ecosystems now. Anyone else out there have any input on this? Not having a skimmer is like .... I don't even know what its like cause everyone has a skimmer! LoL Any Ecosystem people out there, your input would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-16-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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I don't like the ecosystem, only because I don't agree with their marketing concepts. Performance wise it should do fine. A skimmer will be a matter of opinion, some people promote them on every system....other don't. I don't use a skimmer on any tank in favor of other ways of removing nutrients.
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Old 01-16-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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Just a quick opinion. I have been running the miracle mud in a small fuge on a 46 Bow with an overload of rock (150+ lbs) and saveral small soft corals and a small fish bio-load without a skimmer. The only reason I haven't been running a skimmer until now, is the 46 was simply a temporary home for my my larger tank until I finished the DIY parts. (The skimmer I do have is an in sump model). I have had no problems at all. I would have to suggest that size matters. If you are running a large tank tank you should run a large fuge with lots of macro (pruned regularly) and be disciplined with water changes it works great. I have to add that now on the larger tank (72G bow with 30G sump) I am running both. My water seems cleaner in the larger system while running both a fuge and skimmer. But coral growth rate has not appeared to change either way.
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Old 01-16-2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for the good info, I am excited to try out this fuge if UPS will ever get it here!
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