Do you run a Skimmer?

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Do you run a skimmer?

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Yes, I run an overpowered skimmer on my 75g to have low nutrients. However, I don’t have a skimmer on my 20g frag tank as it’s easy to do water changes frequently.
 

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I do on big tank And drop off tank.
Nutrients export And removal of the waste in collection cup that otherwise lingers in the tank
 

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I personally do not run a skimmer because I feel by doing water changes every other week keeps levels and waste stable in my 90g mixed reef.

What do you do?
I have a 40 gallon innovative marine and I do like 25% water changes (sometimes more) every week and my corals are happy, I’ve never lost a fish, and my nitrates are always low!
 

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Yes I run a skimmer. Heavily stocked large system. Like most things in this hobby of course you can be sucessful many different ways, but especially on large volume systems (where frequent large water changes can get costly) a skimmer seems like it should be step number one.

I dont run a skimmer on my QT (though I always keep it running). It is a small system though and I just do a very large water change prior to putting anything in it and then small water changes for the few weeks I have fish/coral in there.
 
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Anyone on here who doesn't use a skimmer also not using a fuge? Interested to see how you make it work.
i don’t use both, My tank has been setup for 5-6 months and i have had no issues. I have a bunch of different corals and they thrive. I do water changes every other - every other two weeks.
 

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Anyone on here who doesn't use a skimmer also not using a fuge? Interested to see how you make it work.
I just do weekly water changes...I have a really simple setup just 2 HOB filters...then again i dont have that much coral either so the production of nutrients and waste is not that high but still highly noticeable...you can pretty much tell right away by looking at a tank if they are running a skimmer and a fuge...I think theres a notable difference.
 
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