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Hello,

I’ve researched about setting up a QT. Good HOB filters are the Tidal and AquaClear. I already have an AquaClear on my QT. I’m looking into getting the Tidal, but it has a surface skimmer built in. Wanted to know if the skimmer would pull medications out of the water?
 
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I think all that thing is doing is giving the surface of the tank a place to overflow so it doesn't have a film on it. If there was mechanical filter media (floss or whatever) in there it would catch the particles/oil floating on the surface. Without a mechanical filter it'll just keep stuff circulating (but still keep scum from accumulating on the surface).

Nothing dissolved in the water should be affected I wouldn't think.

"Skim" has a different definition here than it does in a protein skimmer.
 
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I think all that thing is doing is giving the surface of the tank a place to overflow so it doesn't have a film on it. If there was mechanical filter media (floss or whatever) in there it would catch the particles/oil floating on the surface. Without a mechanical filter it'll just keep stuff circulating (but still keep scum from accumulating on the surface).

Nothing dissolved in the water should be affected I wouldn't think.

"Skim" has a different definition here than it does in a protein skimmer.
Ok thank you for the reply!
 

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Hello,

I’ve researched about setting up a QT. Good HOB filters are the Tidal and AquaClear. I already have an AquaClear on my QT. I’m looking into getting the Tidal, but it has a surface skimmer built in. Wanted to know if the skimmer would pull medications out of the water?


Skimmers can remove praziquantel from the water, and may remove some antibiotics. I typically suggest they continue to run (for good aeration) during treatments, but just don't collect any skimmate from them.

Jay
 

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