RE: NANFA-- Protein skimmers

Shane Graber (
Tue, 8 Jun 2004 15:06:13 -0400

> <snip> I
> disagree with the
> need for carbon. A good skimmer takes care of anything the
> carbon needs to take
> out.
> Moon

Then my water shouldn't be yellow since I'm running a RSB mod'd with a
mazzei venturi powered by a mag12 on a 30 gal tank (skims the heck out of
the tank)...but it is. Carbon will remove any tannins and smaller protein
molecules that skimming won't. All I do is put a 2 oz bag of carbon under
the tank-to-sump plumbing and have the water percolate through it and that
does the job.

<disclaimer> Everyone has a slightly different method. Pick up "Ultimate
Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created" by
Michael S. Paletta and you'll see everyone using anywhere from 100% algal
turf scrubbers, Miracle Mud, skimmers, etc. </disclaimer>


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