Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-05-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 23
Ecosystem refugium question...

In the box of the Ecosystem refugium says that you don't need a protein skimmer if you install the refugium, How true is this?

vmalpi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,888
I dont know but I`m keeping both. Skimmers serve a useful purpose in getting rid of DOC`s. Alot of times companies will make these claims to make a sale IMO.

melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 12:10 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 3,391
Send a message via Yahoo to tecwzrd
Moved to hardware/equipment forum:

A refugium is great for nutrient exportation assuming you keep it lighted and grow and trim macro algae regularly and will help keep no3/po4 low but does nothing to remove the waste that eventually converts to no3/po4.

Skimmers remove DOC before it has a chance to convert to no3/po4 within the tank and nothing can really replace it.

If you haven't figured it out yet I like to BOLD links :P

Vote for AA at Aqua Rank
tecwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 11:24 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 662
The recommendation is to use a skimmer part of the time if you house SPS in your tank as they are more demanding of water quality. Soft corals, zoos, shrooms, ect... like slightly "dirty" water.

More info on the subject can be obtained at the following site:


Let me know how it goes.
chase33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 09:13 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 23
Thanks guys for your advice.!
vmalpi is offline   Reply With Quote

refugium, stem

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ecosystem Pro Series 40 Hang-On-Back Filter/Refugium tlkng1 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 10-09-2009 08:46 AM
Ecosystem hang on back filter 40 question degbowl General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 07-01-2008 11:07 AM
EcoSystem filter/refugium? Plainswalker General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 06-25-2005 09:19 AM
EcoSystem 40 Hang-On Back Refugium gold738 Archive 1 04-29-2004 05:23 AM
refugium vs. ecosystem kribbz Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 02-27-2003 08:26 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.