Originally Posted by ReefRaff
you don't skim kevin?
Yep, I use a skimmer and I am a firm believer in skimming, but I have also seen many successful reef tanks that do not use a skimmer. I can't argue with success, but I belive the pros of skimming out weigh (by far) the cons. I also believe that a skimmer is the
most important piece of equipment for a beginner, followed closely by an RO
filter (or a source of RO
water). Once the fundamentals of reefing are understood, then experimentation with skimmerless can begin.