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Old 03-29-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer In A Planted Aquarium??

what do you guys think??? advice
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Useless. Skimmers wont work effectivly in a FW tank because there is not enough surface tension in FW to make the skimmer work effectivly.
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ohh ok....what kind of filters do u guys often use in planted tanks and lastly what do you guys think of uv flitering in planted tanks
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I highly recommend using canister filters in planted tanks, especially if you are planning on using CO2 injection. If not, then HOB or sponge filters (for smaller aquariums) work fine for me. I personally don't see a need for UV filtering in a planted tank.
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I use one in my tank hooked to my cannister filter and I think it works awesome. I had to DIY to solve the surface tension prob. IMOP it helps the clarity greatly.
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could u like tell me howd you solved it??? its because i just dont want something not used lying around my house besides i dont have SW tank, all of my tanks are FW
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I use one in my tank hooked to my cannister filter and I think it works awesome. I had to DIY to solve the surface tension prob. IMOP it helps the clarity greatly.
Are you sure you're not talking about a surface skimmer? AFAIK you can't hook a protein skimmer up to a canister filter, but you can hook up a surface skimmer.
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