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Old 09-18-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
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Skimmer 24/7 on reef ?

Hi Everyone

I wanted to get everyone option on how long to run a skimmer on a 75 gal reef tank (octo reef bh1000)
With corals?
Specifically was wondering if it will pull everything out of the water and nothing left for corals and such
Or just add supplements or run skimmer 12 on 12 off or ?

Suggestions /thoughts welcome

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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I run my reef octopus BH 100 24/7 in my 40 breeder. My corals are growing just fine and I don't see the need to turn it off whatsoever.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:08 AM   #3
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I run the sss1000 24/7 only time it's off is during water change.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:09 AM   #4
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Sorry lol 75g mix reef mainly sps.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
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Just run the skimmer 24/7. It won't pull all nutrients out of the water column. Hence why people add additional filtration like a macro algae fuge, bio pellet reactors, water changes, etc...
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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Thanks - for the help.

That makes since.
Much appreciated.

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