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Old 04-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Do i need a protein skimmer?

I have a 75gal aquarium that has been running for a week...my goal is a reef tank...I have a sum pump system, 2 koralia power heads, and a cartridge filter filled with live rock is being added today...do I absolutely need a protein skimmer????
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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If you are gonna go reef then I would say yes, it would be needed. Aim to get one rated for twice the water volume you have and you will be set.
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If you are gonna go reef then I would say yes, it would be needed. Aim to get one rated for twice the water volume you have and you will be set.
+1, reefs definitely need a protein skimmer to help keep it healthy
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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You don't absolutely need one but then you'll be doing a whole lot more wc so really its just there to save you time and money...you never wanna skimp on your reef you'll regret it later down the line
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Get one I did a tank without and u can just feel the water getting dirty in ur bones
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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Also just cuz u may get a skimmer doesn't mean u want to skimp on ur changes
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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Thanks I did get one I appreciate the input...I got a "hang on back" due to limited space underneath the aquarium itself...
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