Skimmers in all tank sizes?

  • Is it needed to have a skimmer in smaller tanks like below 40 gallons? Does it really help that much for small tanks or is it really only helpful for the larger tanks due to all of the xtra bioload and protein waste created?

  • It really depends on how much protein buildup that you have, along with how much waste and debris is collecting on the surface of the water. Ideally, you can try to find some types of specialty filters that have a skimmer build into them for marine tanks to avoid buying a standalone protein skimmer.

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