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Old 09-06-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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protien skimmer

what exactly does it do and used for?.. and would it be necessary on a 20 gallon fowlr

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its no needed on a 20g

but what askimmer does is it pumps air bubbles into the water that attract waste and disolved organics from the water that foam up and get collected into a collection cup

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If you've ever been to a beach at low tide and seen (and smelled) the brown foam that accumulates on the shore, that's pretty much what it pulls out of the water. The nice thing about a skimmer is that it actually removes some contaminants from the water as opposed to just trapping them in a media that's still in the water. However, I agree with Gti_Leo that it's not a necessity on a FOWLR, especially a small one.
It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labelling.
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