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Old 11-18-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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Cool Protein skimmer to a canister filter?

Hello everybody!
I have Fluval canister filter.
Just bought protein skimmer.
Question - can I attach protein skimmer to the outflow pipe from the canister filter using power head?
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:52 AM   #2
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Why not get rid of the canister filter. Do you have live rock?
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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Yes I have a life rock - but its in bad shape
And if I will get rid of canister I don't think its gonna be enough filtration with only one protein skimmer
Also what is an acceptable level of nitrates must be in a tank
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:18 AM   #4
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To get a good answer to any of your questions you'll need to post some details about your tank. Size, how long has it been up, inhabitants, lighting, filtration, etc
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Ok I have 30g tank, Fluval 205 canister filter, one power head, heater, and I just bought protein skimmer with option to put bio balls inside it.
Inside - live rock, 3/4 bed of live sand, 1 yellow tang, 1 chromi, 1 damsel, elephant snail and 1 hermit crab
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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I have it for a year and my lighting is one marine-glo T8 and one power-glo T8
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:41 AM   #7
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If you don't have 30lbs or so of LR I'd run both the can and the skimmer. I wouldn't attach them and I wouldn't put bioballs in that chamber. I assume it's a HOB skimmer?
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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Yep I have a HOB skimmer. Do you think I should use power head that came with skimmer when I'm gonna attache it to a canister filter
Or I just attach outflow hose from canister to a skimmer and its gonna be enough water flow without power head
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I'm still baffled as to why you want to attach the two? They're not intended to be attached and IMO shouldn't be
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:42 PM   #10
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I just don't want to see so many pipes inside the tank
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