I do not have a skimmer, I have considered putting a H O T type being I have no sump. I have used a Skilter brand years and years ago on a 29 and seemed to work well back then. I do weekly 15% PWC
religiously and will siphon out any detritus I see. I have been able to keep nitrates at 10ppm with the PWC
. I have mixed feelings about protiem skimmers, from what I have read they remove good minerals as well as disolved protiens. I might have to read a bit more about this.
I will back down to 10 % PWC
after I am convinced my crush coral to sand bottom conversion is long gone and tank is very well established with some algae growing.