do you have to have a skimmer on a small tank
No just make sure to stay up on water changes aka water quality!
Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!
I'm no longer running one on my 26g. It's been a month + now and all is well been doing 25% bi-weekly WC. However I'm not keeping sps either.
I do have to add that I am running a surface skimmer. It is attached to my intake pump that goes directly into my fuge. I cleaned it out for the first time today..YUCK!
Last edited by MizTanks; 04-21-2012 at 11:41 AM.
Exactly to me small is anything under 30-40g. Above that I feel a tank should be sumped and skimmed, not that it has to be, but it sure makes life easier.
I personally believe if your going to have fish in a tank running a skimmer is good idea,Regardless of tank size.Skimmrs will help you maintan good water parameters in a very small water volume.Yes you can do without one but it will help reduce the number of those difficult times all reefers go thru.IMHO
Well Miz, the problem is "regular water changes", start to become less regular over time. Particularly if things are going well. Water changes work great if your very disciplined, but most drunkards like me, get lazy over time and then all heck breaks loose when you least expect it.
I do run a skimmer on all 3 tanks. 20 gal. Frag tank on has a HOB filter with a skimmer thing that floats up and down on the intake tube. It works better than nothing but I run through the filter pads really quick.