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Old 11-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #61
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the guy who runs my LFS said that I cant run a tank without a protein skimmer, is this actually true? I mean from what I understand all it will cahnge is the amount of water changes I would have to preform?
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:28 AM   #62
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In a 29g tank a skimmer is not a necessity. i ran one just fine without it. I'm also running a 29 cube and 20g w/o one now. It can only help but I definitely dont think its needed if you do proper water changes.

You dont wanna skip changing the water if you get a skimmer either, you still have to export nutrients out of your tank and thats the only way. You also wanna do the changes so you replenish any trace elents consumed by the animals in your tank.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:29 AM   #63
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the guy who runs my LFS said that I cant run a tank without a protein skimmer, is this actually true? I mean from what I understand all it will cahnge is the amount of water changes I would have to preform?
That is bogus. Is it a good idea to run one? Yes! Do you need it? No. Not on a tank that small.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #64
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In a 29g tank a skimmer is not a necessity. i ran one just fine without it. I'm also running a 29 cube and 20g w/o one now. It can only help but I definitely dont think its needed if you do proper water changes.

You dont wanna skip changing the water if you get a skimmer either, you still have to export nutrients out of your tank and thats the only way. You also wanna do the changes so you replenish any trace elents consumed by the animals in your tank.
how large of change should I do and how often? because im trying to figure out the cost of salt.
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Same as freshwater
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so id only have to change 3-4 gallons a week...I think Ill start off with a filter and upgrade to a skimmer when I set up my 40 gallon
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I would just get a big thing of salt and call it a day for awhile. lol You can get 200g worth of salt for $50 and it comes sealed in 4 separate bags so it won't clump up or go bad.

You always wanna have some backup water just in case of something going wrong.
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I do 3g changes on my 29g and sometimes when I feel ambitious I do 6g. LOL
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I do 3g changes on my 29g and sometimes when I feel ambitious I do 6g. LOL
Lol that one made me laugh
To a hard core reefer feeling ambitious is doing a big water change, I love it!
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