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Old 06-10-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
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Protien Skimmer

I've ran my tank for about 3 months with live rock, is a protien skimmer absolutley necessary?

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Old 06-10-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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No, you can go skimmerless, you should make sure you do frequent water changes to maintain water quality and I would make sure to run GAC.
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I can honestly say I asked the same question when setting up my 125 tank, and Im so glad I got a skimmer. Its a FOWLR but I have had since I put the skimmer in 0 nitrates the whole time. It really helps for sure. Plus I only do a 15 gallon water change per month. A skimmer is well worth the money just in effort and water...Got mine from captivereefs.com....Darin is great to work with as well..
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