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Old 04/13/2019, 12:58 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer in FOWLR...?

Do you "need" a protein skimmer in a FOWLR - if you are also using a canister filter (Fluval FX6) for the same purpose (using polishing pads, etc. in the FX6)...?

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Old 04/13/2019, 06:49 PM   #2
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I would reccomend one.

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Old 04/13/2019, 10:47 PM   #3
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FOWLR tend to eat a lot of protein and produce a lot of waste. It can only help.

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Old 05/02/2019, 05:28 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by moe103 View Post
fowlr tend to eat a lot of protein and produce a lot of waste. It can only help.

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Old 05/03/2019, 01:47 AM   #5
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I would say you in a FOWLR you need a skimmer even more than in a coral tank.

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