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Old 06-18-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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protein skimmers will they help lower nitrates

looking at getting a insump protein skimmer to will this help in keeping nitrates under control and what other benefits will i get from this and what will i lose or have to do to keep my tank heathly ex. will i need to dose my tank with products to keep in oreder since skimming takes out everything..
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protein skimmers pretty much remove DOC before they can be converted into trites, and trates. It wouldnt help lower it, but it would help a bit in keeping it from rising as much.

If you have problems with nitrates, if you havent already, PWC are a start. Might want to look into maybe a refugium, and grow some caulerpa or something similar, that will help substantionaly in your nitrate problems

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already grow culerpa in my sump i do 25%wc every sat. salt is getting a little costly i know that there 22in of fish in my tank bout that aint really all that over stocked for nitrates to get out of control....
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The protein skimmer would be a good investment for you tank. It will help removing the organics out of your tank.
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