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Old 07-13-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Skimmerless for a week or so?

Would it be okay to go skimmerless on my tank for a week or so? I want to put it on my new 50 gal to help clean it up a little bit before I go and put any corals or fish in it. TIA!
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I wouldn`t do it for more than a couple.
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Do you have another other filtration equipment?
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Melosu- A couple of days or weeks? I'm sure you mean days but I'm just making sure.

FF- No I just run my skimmer and LR. I do have a bio wheel (old and not using), but that is kinda useless for the purpose that I need.
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IMO, you should be fine w/o a skimmer for a week. Just feed your fish once per 2 or 3 days to minimize the amount of DOC.
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If your profile is correct, your bioload is pretty light. I don't think being skimmerless for a bit will hurt. Some don't use them at all.
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Yeah my profile is up to date. I could feed every two or three days and be fine I think. I barely get anything out of my skimmer as it is. The only thing I am worried about is my clam and any other of my corals being too sensitive to wait out the week with out a skimmer. Do you think they'll be fine?
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many people go for very long times without skimmers

the main thing to remember is that, without having any form of filtration at that point (besides the live sand and rock) you really have to pay attention to what and how much you feed and make sure you do your PWC's.

I have a friend with a perfect tank, with perfect water, and he has not run a skimmer or any other filter besides the LR and LS for over 2 years.
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I think you should be fine.
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Weeks I meant. Your bioload you will be OK
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