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Old 10-08-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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basic diy question

if you have a drilled tank and say a corner wier, if you use fine filter media does it remove the nedd for a skimme? as i understand it a skimmer is to clear the surface level of water so the weir should do this right?
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If your feeding a protien skimmer from your weir you dont want to filter the water in any way, the protien skimmer should do a fine job of that.. Im assuming this is for a SW project.. HTH
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im just trying to get information for when i plan to have a SW tank, what is it that a skimmer or protein skimmer actually does? i thoght the weir could rplace it apperntly m mistaken

p.s im about to finish my high school exams and have loads of projects in mind
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Protien floats to the surfase of the water.. the weir draws that water out of the tank then the protien skimmer removes the protien from the water.. HTH
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thanks a lot for that, helped with my understanding.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:35 AM   #6
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