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Old 07-05-2014, 01:33 AM   #11
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What are you using for filter media? IMO you'll need some kind of mechanical filtration like a HOB even with a skimmer.
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I have no filter or anything. I have live rock and 2 power heads. I do have the power heads slightly agitating water but other than that is all water changes.

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Old 07-05-2014, 12:35 PM   #13
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That would worry the hell out of me.


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Old 07-14-2014, 12:28 PM   #14
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Why's that? It's 100% normal to not run any sort of filter on a salt water tank. The live rock does that job quite well all on its own.
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Why's that? It's 100% normal to not run any sort of filter on a salt water tank. The live rock does that job quite well all on its own.
Providing you have enough live rock to match your bio load.
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Still after the sludge my skimmer pulls I wouldn't dare.


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When I get a skimmer should copepods inhabit it on its I own or should I take a pipet and pull some from the display and place them in the skimmer?

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Why do you want copepods in the skimmer?
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To be sort of like a mini refugium.

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Old 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #20
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Still after the sludge my skimmer pulls I wouldn't dare.


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Live rock had little pores that micro bacteria live in detritus gets caught in these holes and the bacteria eat it but when all the holes are full and the bacteria can't keep up there is a short time where the skimmer is needed to help the live rock that's really the only need for a skimmer


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