What are the costs associated with running a skimmer?
I will let my clients with thriving tanks know to turn off their skimmers, their corals didn't get the message to not do as well, or to have all trace elements no longer available.
NO ONE said tanks with skimmers can't or won't crash. Please stop putting words into other people's mouths just to give yourself something to argue against. Everyone is being civil and basing it on sharing information for the better of everyone. IMO
you have gotten closer to argumentative than anyone else. Please keep this discussion productive or I am sure someone will close it.
Have you used a skimmer?
For how long?
What problems did you have?
What skimmer did you use?
What size tank was it setup on?
How was the tank stocked?