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Old 03-12-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer on FW tank

Someone that is doing reseach on getting into SW suggested that I install a PSkimmer on my FW tank. Anyone doing this or opinions on doing it?

Would it help, not help, waste of $$ ?

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The skimmer won't even WORK. The FW will not produce the necessary bubbles a skimmer needs to work. The person who told you this needs to do a LOT more research.
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That's what I thought. I'll wait till I'm ready to get my SW going to find out what's what. Thanks

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Yup made this mistake and it did nothing.
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The only time I have seen a skimmer on freshwater was on koi ponds at a shop. Because they usually keep a good amount of salt you can get the bubbles small enough to work. Koi produce so much waste it is probably the only thing that would benefit from it.
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