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Old 01-16-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Skilters

I have several large aquariums and decided to set up a smaller reef tank. I had a 10 gallon tank laying around so I went and bought a skilter to set it up. I have about 15 lbs of live rock to put in the tank, and I already added some live sand to cycle the tank.

My question is, how well do the 250 skilters work on a tank as small as 10 gallons? It seems like it produces a lot of bubbles. Will these hurt corals and live rock?

I plan on doing 1 or 2 gallon water changes every week, can I put a few small pieces of coral provided I have the right lighting?

The only fish I plan on keeping in the tank is a baby 1 1/2 inch emperor red snapper.

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Old 01-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #2
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I have a Skilter 250 in my 20 gallon tank. It does a good job but the noise is terrible and the micro-bubblea are outrageous. I put a sponge in to reduce the bubbles. When my tax return check comes in I am going to buy a "real" protein skimmer.
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How do you use the sponge to reduce the bubbles? Are there any other methods?
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I put the sponge at the bottom of the overflow container, next to the column...it does help a little....I found a website with modifications you can make to the Skilter as well as some suggestions
www.wetwebmedia.com/skilterfaqs.htm
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