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Old 08-27-2003, 10:33 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer

I've just added a visi-jet PS protein skimmer [100 Gal per hour PH] . What trace elements does it remove? I know it removes calcium, but what else should I look out for? I have LR and a bubble tip anenome.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:35 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:46 PM   #3
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For what you have in the tank as this point, weekly water changes would be your best resource for replenishing trace elements and keeping the chemistry inline. Additives for the "sake" of using them is a waste of your hard earned $$ and could cause more harm than good.

The amount the skimmer will remove should not be of much concern at this point of the tanks developement.

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Thank you Steve-S, I always like to hear your advice
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what is the % of water I should change weely?
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About 10%, if you want to go every other week, go 25%. HTH
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I think you will find that smaller more frequent water changes would be more effective and have less impact on the system as you would have more opportunity to "maintain" rather than change or increase levels.

Personally, I would recommend 10% weekly water changes as opposed to larger ones. They are also alot less mess, hassle and not as time consuming.

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