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Old 04-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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how soon should i introduce a protein skimmer?

Hello all.

I've had my 55Gal saltwater tank running for about 2 months now.

it isnt too heavily stocked as ive only recently finished cycling it.
i have 4 Damsels, 1 Algae blenny, 2 peppermint shrimp, one emerald crab, and one blue legged hermit crab. and a few pieces of live rock.

for filtration i have a Fluval 405 canister, and a custom Wet/Dry
and do RWC every weeks

My question is how soon should i introduce a protein skimmer to the equation?
my LFS tells me that i dont really need the protein skimmer till about 3-4 months in when im more heavily stocked
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U can put one in whenever u want. Mine has been in since i started the tank
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Ideally, you should put it in right away. A protein skimmer will only help your tank. It also takes some time to dial in.

Will you be getting rid of your wet/dry and canister filter after the skimmer is in?
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Ideally, you should put it in right away. A protein skimmer will only help your tank. It also takes some time to dial in.

Will you be getting rid of your wet/dry and canister filter after the skimmer is in?
no i will keep them in
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