Protein Skimmer on Frag tank?

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Do i need a protein skimmer on a frag tank?

  1. Yes!

    13 vote(s)
    59.1%
  2. No!

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  1. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    I will just be housing coral frags and a refugium. Do you think i need a protein skimmer? I have heard that coral produce waste but idk if i should get one?
     
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  3. Coastie Reefer

    Coastie Reefer Millepora

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    I'm wondering the same thing actually. However I'll be putting a yellow tail damsel in with mine. Not sure if that makes much of a difference.
     
  4. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    I would run a smaller skimmer so it doesnt totally clean the tank. atleast leave something in there for the corals IMO.
     
  5. N3MATOCYST

    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    i would run a skimmer... i bought an ASM G2 for a 75g with a 25g sump.... hand feed the corals! :)
     
  6. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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  7. N3MATOCYST

    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    Hmmmm. Methinks you don't need a protein skimmer my friend. IMO you could just do a water change with a big gulp cup. You should be fine with or without it IME on that volume of water. :)
     
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  9. N3MATOCYST

    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    I would probably just buy it anyway so if you want to put a fish or two later on it will be legit.
     
  10. Coastie Reefer

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    I have that skimmer, but never use it because it makes a super loud gurgle. It gets really good reviews though.
     
  11. FaceOfDeceit

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    I voted 'yes' but it depends on what coral types you plan to keep. If you are planning on keeping SPS then I say definitely. If mainly LPS and softies, then not needed, but could be beneficial. For NPS or if you plan on housing fish, I'd say definitely due to feedings.
     
  12. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    You only need a skimmer if you will be directly feeding the corals.