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Old 06-01-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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Skimmer necessary for 20gal?

I have 2 ocellaris clowns, 1 toadstool, a pair of xenia, 1 torch coral, 1 brain coral, 1 daisy, some zoos in my 20gal. Currently I am using Prizm and it is making too much noise and I was wondering if my tank can go skimmerless.

I have been doing water change EVERY week never missed. Changing 15% of water. Tank has been set up for 6 months now and everything is great except that skimmer is making too much noise.

Do you guys think I can go skimmerless?

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Old 06-01-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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Depending on how much LR you have, with frequent water changes like you say your doing it can be done.
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Well my skimmer is sort of not skimming much. The water in the collection cup seems kind of clear not as dark. So I think it is not doing its job very well too.

I think I will take it away for a few weeks and see how things go. But due to the fact that mine is a 20gal I was worry thing will go out of control very fast and crash. That's the last thing I want it happen.

But if things not going very good I will put the skimmer back on but won't be a Prizm for sure.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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Well, the better the skimmer the bigger bioload ur tank can handle. Plus im sure ur gonna upgrade to a bigger tank very soon (im psychic). So why not trade that prizm for a decent/big skimmer and u might be able to use it on ur upcoming big tank
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