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Old 08-18-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Protien Skimmer.....With or Without?

is it really necessary to have a protein skimmer? Pros and cons would help.

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Protien skimming; Is it right for you?


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i have a tank without a skimmer but with the best filtration that you can get.
30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
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Pros: Better water conditions than running your tank with out it.

Cons: having to check the skimmer cup every day or every other day.

Thats about as simple as it can get really.

For those who have a tendancy to overstock and overfeed a skimmer is going to help your water quality alot. If you stock your tank lightly and feed very sparingly then running with a skimmer would be less of an importance.
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