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Old 01/23/2020, 11:55 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by ohashimz View Post
Just to be clear we are not saying skimmer will cause problems. It's just a fact that skimmer remove many if the bacteria in the water column. Skimmer and mechanical filtrations are important.

Turning off skimmer when you start a new tank cycle absolutely move the cycle faster. It help bacteria establish bit faster and reduce nutrient outake at that important phase that you need nutrients to kick in the cycle since there is no fish or feeding.
But once you add fish it is recomended to start skimmer

Hope that clarify more..

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I haven't been running a skimmer at all.

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