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Old 03-05-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Question do i really need this protein skimmer?

i have a 45 gallon tank with a snowflake eel, a trigger fish, and a toby puffer fish, also a few corals including a pulsing xenia, now ive been hearing mix things saying protein skimmers remove everything coral needs to survive, now im not into getting a reef tank but i do plan on getting simple corals that dont require much attention or light so its easier for me. can i keep my protein skimmer or is it doing more harm then good?

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IMO with that bioload in your tank I would get a skimmer. Those three fish you mentioned are pretty messy eaters and you`ll need to get as much of the excessive nutrients out as possible. They dont take alot of trace elements out. Very little IMO. But your PWC`s will replenish any that you lose.
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