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Old 10-31-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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A skimmer will help reduce water changes though. My tank rarely requires water changes because of its filtration including the skimmer.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:58 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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I wouldnt say i neglect water changes but i certainly have a benefit having a skimmer. A friend of mine told me he hasn't done a water change in over a year which i found a little off at first but the guy has over 8 years reef experience and his tank looks amazing! Strange to me!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #14
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Yea my cousin goes a year without WCs but he has a fowlr and vodka doses with heavy skimming. Its crazy that your friend has success that way with reef.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:19 AM   #15
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I know that's what I said to him. The lucky guy just ordered his new custom made 600 litre! Jealous lol
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I have the API test kit and all looks fine. I am cleaning algae from the nano cube walls daily. Is that normal? I don't know if I need a protein skimmer or not.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #17
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A skimmer will definitely help keep down the nutrients that will fuel algae.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:48 AM   #18
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How long has your tank been cycling now?
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