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Old 01-23-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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protein skimmer?

will having a protien skimmer cut back on algae?
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I would somewhat think so. The Protein skimmer helps the water quality by removing dissolved organics and dead waste. Where Algae feeds on light,Phospates,stagnant water. I am sure they affect each other somewhat but not the magic bullet in solving the problem. A lot of algae problems come from the impurities in source water in which the skimmer can not correct.
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Yes it will help by removing DOC from the water but it wont be a cure all. Lighting, overfeeding and others will cause algea also.
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