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duce
07-26-2009, 07:23 PM
i was told that i should use my protein skimmer when i buy my first dicus?
cheers:19:

rich311k
07-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Asd far as I know a protein skimmer will not work in fresh water. There is not enough surface tension to create any foam.

duce
07-26-2009, 07:44 PM
cheers ,maybe coz it airates the water so well?

Red
07-26-2009, 08:01 PM
I dont see why you should use one, I would just use more filtration. What do you have on the tank?

kennedpa
07-27-2009, 08:38 AM
False...neva used one even when I was breeding em

Discus_Dude
11-04-2009, 10:11 PM
I'm not sure why it was recommended to you; unless, there is something significant about your tank set up or long term goals that may have indicated its use. But to answer your question in general, false.

I've only heard of skimmers being used in fresh water in conjuntion with ozone and it acts as a reactor to help break down organic matter in your filtration process.

Hope this helps,
DD