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Old 05-25-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Do i need a filter if i buy a protein skimmer read on

Okay i have a filter thats good for a 20 gallon tank in my 50 gallon tank. can i use that one and instead of buying a new filter buy a protein skimmer or do i not need a protein skimmer
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Is this a saltwater or freshwater aquarium?

- Freshwater aquariums don't usually benefit from protein skimmer but you should definitely upgrade the filter.

- Saltwater aquariums can have protein skimmers but should still have good filtration because protein skimmers don't do any removing of ammonia or nitrite and I don't think Live rock alone is enough.
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