Protein skimmer how long can you have it switched off for!

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Hi there guys, just wondering how long you can have your protein skimmer turned off without causing too much damage? I am going away for two weeks and wondering if I can have my protein skimmer turned off for that long And Will it cause any damage deaths of fish or coral?
 
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I don't run one on any of my tanks. I guess it would depend on your tank size, stocking density, other filtration but its not a do or die piece of equipment imo.
I don't run one on any of my tanks. I guess it would depend on your tank size, stocking density, other filtration but its not a do or die piece of equipment imo.
My tank is 119 gallon main tang only sump is 110 L, I have 5 tangs, blue tang, lipstick tang, white cheek tang, Bristle tooth tang and a convict tang, 1 clown, 1 blenny,1 chomis, 1 foxface, I have heaps of marine pure 7 L worth,and heaps Matrix and denitrate. Hopefully there’s enough not to have a nitrate/ammonia outbrake.
 
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