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Old 07-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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What does a skimmer do?

What is a skimmer for?
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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A skimmer is used to remove proteins from the water. By injecting tiny air bubbles into a water column the proteins (which break down into ammonia etc) firm the 'skin' on air bubbles on the surface. They then bubble over into a collection cup.
By removing these proteins (poop and food waste) at the start of the cycle you reduce the eventual nitrates in the tank.
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Oh okay so i should get one for my 30g?
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:09 PM   #4
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For such a small system, you are better off doing more water changes in a given month. 5g per week is good.
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