Oh okay that makes more sense to me now.
Also, now this is only an observation of an article I read at some time, about skimmers and such. I read that Mangrove roots in a tank can and would replace a skimmer. If I were you, I would research that and give it a try. I also remember the article stating that it would totally eliminate the need for a skimmer. I hope that helps.
55g Reef Setup: 2 Percula Clownfish,5 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs,1 small Kenya Tree Coral,1 Toadstool,2 Yellow Sponge, and 1 Firefish.