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Old 11-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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I am considering getting into reef keeping and already have a 36 bowfront I am considering using. Would I need a protein skimmer? If so which one do you recommend? I am considering the tunze 9002.
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In my opinion you could probably get away without a skimmer as long as you do proper water changes.
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In my opinion you could probably get away without a skimmer as long as you do proper water changes.
Would it make it easier on me though? And how big of water change would be required weekly?
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if you don't overfeed the tank and do 15% a week like a normal water change you should be ok. Alot depends on you though.
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if you don't overfeed the tank and do 15% a week like a normal water change you should be ok. Alot depends on you though.
Carey do I even need a skimmer since I am not planning on having anything other than corals?
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I would go with no then, unless you have some sort of issue. I would go without and see how it goes then re-consider it then. No need to go crazy with equipment if it's not gonna be needed.
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I would go with no then, unless you have some sort of issue. I would go without and see how it goes then re-consider it then. No need to go crazy with equipment if it's not gonna be needed.
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