Originally Posted by BigRedsReefs10
That's more for large systems IMHO
. I agree with bectan a weekly wc
is your best friend, especially for a system this side. 5 gallons a week and you really won't even need the skimmer, but I would still highly recommend doing 10-20% week even with a skimmer, it will keep things nice and stable.
In general, they do reduce the amount on nutrient export in other methods. How much it is depends on any number of things.
The skimmer fact works more in a FOWLR
system. Because not only do water changes rid of nutrients, you must replenish trace elements also.