Originally Posted by begginersluck
A skimmer will help reduce water changes though. My tank rarely requires water changes because of its filtration including the skimmer.
A skimmer picks up waste before it gets broken into nitrate thats why you have the ability to slack on water changes. But that should not be a reason to neglect them. WCs have other benefits than just reducing waste. In Mikes case, hes running an AIO nano so does not have a fuge or anything to replenish nutrients or keep a stable PH, cal, alk
, etc. Skimmer or not, WCs will still be important for him. I agree that skimming is important. My skimmer is rated for more than 3 times my tank volume. Thats how much i love skimmers but i also do my WCs everyother week if not every week.