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post #11 of 12 Old 08-27-2008, 05:42 PM
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On the filter pads... yes, you've got it.

On the skimmer, I personally run mine from day 1. Others disagree. They are wrong and I am right, as always.-)

In all seriousness, you can't go wrong either way. I like to run the skimmer so that I can inspect it for leaks and adjust performance, prior to the addition of live stock. My aquariums with live rock usually cycle in less than 1 week, so i can't see any evidence that running the skimmer hurts the cycle.
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post #12 of 12 Old 08-27-2008, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Im going to go ahead and order the skimmer, air pump, and power filter from

My LFS has no protein skimmers under $170, and has the same filter but it costs 20 buck more : /
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