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Old 01-14-2005, 12:14 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Poll

I'm considering getting a protein skimmer for my 72g tank so I thought I'd do a poll to see how many people own skimmers and if they feel they are worth it.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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Yes, and I think it is almost a requirement for a SW set up. I have a CPR BAK PAK 2.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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Yeah mine gets so much junk in it that I won't run my tank w/o one. I just make sure to do w/c's often to keep all the good stuff in the water.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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I got this in a a few days on a 15g tank that did not have any fish in it:



That tank got at least one water change a week and I only feed one every 10 days to keep the inverts alive. I never plan to run a marine tank again without a skimmer after seeing the junk it can pull out.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:47 AM   #5
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I'm not getting one for my 20 gal but I plan on getting an aqua C remora for my 72 im putting together.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #6
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cool, looks like that will be my next purchase after my RO/DI unit comes.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:07 PM   #7
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Highly suggest it - weekly empties seem appropriate thou someone with more experience could suggest different
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:22 PM   #8
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Empties when the cup is 3/4 full...once the junk is in the cup..it's not in the tank. It's cleaning the riser and so forth that I would suggest have a more rigid cleaning regimen. Every couple of weeks..all depending on how much waste you are collecting in the cup
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Old 01-14-2005, 04:57 PM   #10
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My tank have been without one since the beginning. I did try one but it was not working right so I took it out.
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