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Old 08-12-2004, 03:51 PM   #31
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I don't know if he's in the business, but thats besides the point. Read over his post again. Our actions have a direct impact on the enviroment as well as out ability to self regulate our hobby.
All of us in the hobby have to conduct ourselves in a responsible manner .

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I cleaned up the ending here to keep it from rambling out of control. Sorry for those posts that got deleted. As stated, I see no problem with debating this in its own thread...start one. I am PM'ing your last comments as starting point to you if you wish to continue it further...Hoops
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alright, so back to me.

I have been running my BakPak2R skimmer in my tank with just the sand in the bottom for 3 months now and I have gotten no gunky buildup. Is that cause I dont have any rocks yet? or is it a broken skimmer.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:55 PM   #34
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Most likely because there really is no bioload. If you cycle with the liverock, I would remove the skimmer....others keep it in.

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