How important is a skimmer in a FOWLR
tank? Should I expect it to pull anywhere near the same amount of crud as in a reef tank?
I have a 55 gal
reef with a Remora Pro that I clean on a routine basis. It's a great skimmer, easy to set up and keep going properly.
is a 40 long. I have around 40-50 lbs of live rock, some snails, hermits, 2 emerald crabs, one Flame Angel, one Yellow Tang and a Blenny. Water circulation is provided by two Maxi-Jet 1200s.
In the 40 long, I'm using an old "Bak-Pak style" skimmer. I never have been able to quite get it adjusted properly, even when I used it on the reef tank. That was partially why I upgraded skimmers to begin with. Seems like the air being injected into the powerhead (pump) is inconsistent.
Will I see much crud in the FOWLR
tank? Am I fiddling with the skimmer for nothing? Or would an upgrade be wise?