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Old 08-20-2013, 06:29 AM   #11
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Maintaining a tank , and maintaining a stable tank are two different things. Running oversized / extra euipment isnt always a bad thing. For instance, running an pversized skimmer insures that 1) you dont have a piece of equip stressing to run at 100% and 2) it can also handle any spikes that will at some point occur. You have to understand that maintaining a stable saltwater tank requires its equipment/ utilities to be able to handle spikes and jumps.

To the OP, theres nothing wrong with running the skimmer you have, it fits your needs and it was free. Dont worry about running an in-sump style skimmer because you dont have a sump or the ability to run one
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #12
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If you have filter feeder corals you don't need that extra skimming. In fact I turn it off for several hours when feeding. Too many stuff hanging in DT is ugly. When we say maintaining it is understood to be the ideal or stable.
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lol I'm all confused now
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #14
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Just weigh the pros and cons. For me I always choose the simplest with less maintenance set up. I would prefer an HOB mechanical filter than canister because it is easy to maintain. That would be more beneficial than using the 2nd skimmer.
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