tgarland tgarland
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  • Posted on: 28/9/2010 15:50
protein skimmer???????? #1
do i really need a protein skimmer? ive got a fluval g6 filter and would like to get rid of the skimmer if possible. my tank is about 240 litres please help
EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 28/9/2010 16:08
Re: protein skimmer???????? #2
If you have marine tank using the 'berlin' filtration standard then you do need a protein skimmer. However you would not need a powerful external filter with biological media in it.
Other marine filtration methods vary as to the requirement of a protein skimmer.

If you have a freshwater system you generally don't need a protein skimmer.