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Old 02-10-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Problems running without skimmer?

I'm doing some modifications to my set-up right now, including plumbing a sump/fuge into a closet, replacing a hob fuge and skimmer, and painting the back of my tank.

I work crazy hours so this isn't a 1-day project. I've had to remove my skimmer while I'm trying to finish the job. But, it's going on one week. My Nitrates are a little high but other than that should I be okay running skimmerless for a short time? I got the slime on the top of my water already and it seems to be cloudy for some reason.

I should finish everything this weekend, but that's only if there are no problems (leaks, etc.)

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Cut back your feedings and do 10-20% weekly changes and you should do just great running no skimmer for a bit.
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I agree with dragon and you should be OK
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