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Old 01-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Broken filter

My filter just died, the protein skimmer is still working. How long do I have before the fish, anemone, shrimp and coral start to suffer?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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How much LR do you have? TBH, if you have enough LR and a skimmer you don't even really need a filter. There have been many filterless builds out there.
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Whew thank you because I probably can't get a new one until the weekend....I have about 30 lbs live rock in a 29 gallon tank
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Honestly, I'd add a bit more rock and ditch the filter. In a 29g tank, regular water changes will be more than enough to get rid of your nitrates.
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