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Old 04-01-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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To skim or not to skim

I'm just wondering if I should turn off my skimmer when adding chems to my SW. I was told that I should turn if off because the skimmer would remove the chems that I just added. True or False????


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What chemicals?

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It will probably skim out some of the chems anyway. I like using a skimmer but I know others that dont. If you can keep up with the husbandry (frequent PWC`s) of your tank you might not need one. As far as your question we will need to know as Kurt asked what chems?
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False. By the time the water that was dosed reached the skimmer everything would already be disbursed throughout the water column. A skimmer picks up organic compounds...they stick to the bubbles. So unless your dosing something organic directly into the skimmer, it won't affect anything.
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