Tip of the Day – 10/25/2011


Think you need that massive protein skimmer in order to keep your reef aquarium running without having to constantly battle nitrates and phosphates? If that’s your train of thought, you’re only partially right. Saltwater aquariums can operate successfully with or without protein skimmers, and many beautiful reef aquariums don’t use a skimmer at all. However, to keep up with the dissolved organic matter, skimmer-less aquarium keepers have to either perform massive and/or frequent water changes, or use another mode of filtration (such as a refugium) to remove algae-feeding nutrients.


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