phyto- skimmer on or off?

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  1. billybaldwin3

    billybaldwin3 Skunk Shrimp

    Feb 17, 2014
    so I've finally got enough corals NPS corals that I have to start feeding it phyto...

    i'm new to this, so my question is, when i'm feeding the tank, should I turn the skimmer off? I don't want all of it to get instantly skimmed off. also- wavemakers, on or off?
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  3. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

    Oct 4, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL
    I am interested in these answers.
    Have no thoughts on the skimmer but good question!

    I may totally be wrong but the ocean does not stop moving(unless in slack tide). So I would think(only my opinion) is that there wouldn't be a need to turn them off.
    When I broadcast feed my tank at most I will turn off the return for 15 minutes or so. If I target feed I turn everything off.
  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

    Oct 24, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida
    Ideally you would want the skimmer and mechanical filtration off.It is easier to target feed with low/no flow.Broadcast feeding would of course need enough flow to hold it in suspension where it can be captured.
    Last edited: May 17, 2015
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