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Old 06-27-2019, 06:01 PM   #11
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Plus I have used this skimmer in tanks before and it has always filled the water with an ungodly amount of bubbles. I think i just need a new one
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:55 PM   #12
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Sometimes that is the case. You don't need to run a skimmer during the cycle, but if it wasn't broken in then it could kill two birds with one stone. HOB skimmers just don't do the trick all the time...its difficult to get a good one.
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Should i even use a skimmer if i dont add any corals?
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:39 PM   #14
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On systems under 35 gallons, it is easy to get away with not using a skimmer as you can solve many issues by doing large water changes in the area of 50%. The real important bit is using ro/di water.
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If you said you might get a goby is your tank an open tank or a closed tank because if u get a goby and u have an open the goby
Might jump out
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:45 PM   #16
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Well its open at the moment because i dont have any sort of lid, however i planned to add one anyway to help with evaporation
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Leave it open or use egg crate light defuser. You want the gas exchange
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Not needed during the cycle. I like to fire it up towards the end of the cycle for break in purposes and to dial it in.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:15 PM   #19
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UPDATE: Hey guys, i know its been a while but i have an update for everyone. I went ahead and added a small clean up crew. 4 hermits and a nassarius snail. I can be more specific on the crabs if anyone really wants to know. They have been in the system for about a week, cleaning algae and sifting the sand. I couldnt be happier!

Waiting on some more supplies to come in so i can just double check that all my parameters are in line. Then hopefully in another week or two I can order some fish!

Most definately going to buy a pair of clowns. Any ideas on what kind/color? Would you guys just stick with the clowns or maybe add another dossile fish? Click image for larger version

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I've always had a strange liking of having an orange/black combo on clowns. Can be striking.
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