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Old 10-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #41
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ok so is it dier need for fowlr tank right away
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #42
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Skimmers are good for any tank but its mainly for reefs since trate levels must be kept at a minimum. Anything under 40 gallons can be ran skimmerless though as long as you keep up with WCs and don't overstock. They are really a luxury not mandatory.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #43
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Also I'd like to point out when dealing with soft corals your skimmer can help with the chemical warfare in your tank along with running carbon. Just something to keep in mind when buying softies lol
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Also I'd like to point out when dealing with soft corals your skimmer can help with the chemical warfare in your tank along with running carbon. Just something to keep in mind when buying softies lol
arent softies coral though?
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arent softies coral though?
Ya they are
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #46
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the tank is fowlr
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arent softies coral though?
Just one of 3 major categories, softies, LPS, and SPS.

Softies are your leathery corals and normally require little light.
LPS, large polyp stony, are your next step up and need medium light. They have a calcium skeleton and many expand themselves with water.
Then there are SPS, small polyp stony, and require high intensity light. They are basically a colored skeleton.

That is a very, very basic explaination...but you can go from there.
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Just one of 3 major categories, softies, LPS, and SPS.

Softies are your leathery corals and normally require little light.
LPS, large polyp stony, are your next step up and need medium light. They have a calcium skeleton and many expand themselves with water.
Then there are SPS, small polyp stony, and require high intensity light. They are basically a colored skeleton.

That is a very, very basic explaination...but you can go from there.
right but the tank is fowlr fish only with live rock
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right but the tank is fowlr fish only with live rock
I'm aware, just throwing the knowledge out there. I wouldn't worry about the skimmer personally on a fowlr system, especially if the budget is limited. If you decide to hit up the reef system down the road, it might be a good addition.
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did i post in the right section?
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