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Old 12-29-2003, 11:42 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if it is safe to turn off the "**** thing" at night.
My protein Skimmer flows into bio balls and I am afraid of killing nitrobacter if I dont oxygen them up??
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:16 AM   #2
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i run my skimmer 24/7, what kind of tank do you have ? no, u do not want to kill your bio-balls. is that your only biological filter?. Is it to loud or bug u n some way?with answers to these questions i could tell u more information if u would like.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:46 AM   #3
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It is a 50 g I have a HOB whisper filter and a Protein Skimer. A 1.5 inch Sand bed and no fish yet lol!
I am still cycling but it.

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Old 12-30-2003, 01:20 PM   #4
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why run a protein skimmer at all with no fish or corals?! you're cycling right? turn it off!
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I know that I can turn it off, but it for the future when I will have my fish load.
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You don't have to run the skimmer all the time. Will the bio balls dry up without the skimmer running? If so, you might want to detail a powerhead to keep them wet down instead of the skimmer. Why do you want to turn the skimmer off? Too noisy?
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:41 AM   #7
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The Bio Balls are totally submerge but if there is no waterflow going thru them is it that bad?
Yep It is pretty noisy and I would like to shut it off at night.

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