06-07-2009, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mullinsd2
yeah i picked up my 45 gallon today and the dude had an amazing 120 gallon fowlr set up, but he had no protein skimmer and said hes never had one. he just does weekly water changes i think. he had two power heads hooked up... some really nice ones and had a canister filter and no sump, and some extremely expensive lighting. His tank looked so nice.
In the 1980's this hobby was full of questions about "wipeouts". The term was used to refer to a successful aquarium without disease, which in a single day had all livestock die, cause of death undetermined. Due to the evolution and affordability of the protein skimmer, this topic is almost non-existent today.
In other words, success is only success until everything dies. I would call this guy irresponsible and stubborn. ( the guy who wold you the tank, that is.)