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Old 03-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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when to run protein skimmer

my tank has been setup for 10 days or so and i havent setup my skimmer yet i think i read somewhere you should wait for a few weeks is this correct? or is it supposed to setup when you first setup ur tank
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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I ran mine while i was cycling only because it takes a few weeks to break in the one I have. I can;t see any harm in setting it up now.
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I agree that you should go ahead and start it up now. Go ahead and knock out the break in period.
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ok i will thanks for the info
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what about the lights do you recommend running the lights too?
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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If you are just cycling the tank you dont need the lights.
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i guess i needed the skimmer running after all lol



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don't run the lights. you'll just fuel an algae bloom.
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don't run the lights. you'll just fuel an algae bloom.
Thanks yea i havent even setup the lights yet
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