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gooseyman 06-08-2011 01:09 AM

skimmer for 10 G?
 
I have a 10 gallon marine tank, yes I know thats small, that has 3lbs live rock and will soon have about 2 fish or so and anemones. Is a protein skimmer more necessary because of my tank size or can I do without it with regular water changes?

Teishokue 06-08-2011 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by gooseyman (Post 695291)
I have a 10 gallon marine tank, yes I know thats small, that has 3lbs live rock and will soon have about 2 fish or so and anemones. Is a protein skimmer more necessary because of my tank size or can I do without it with regular water changes?

a definate. small tanks require more maint. since water quality fluctuate so much more than larger tanks. if you are looking at anemones then i suggest looking into sumps/refugums

gooseyman 06-08-2011 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Teishokue (Post 695358)
a definate. small tanks require more maint. since water quality fluctuate so much more than larger tanks. if you are looking at anemones then i suggest looking into sumps/refugums


Ok good to know, thank you for the quick responce.


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