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Do I need a skimmer?

Do I need a skimmer for my basic mixed reef tank? For our KIS system, the answer is no. The negatives include initial expense, noise, electricity consumption, heat, and possible leaks. For us, there...

Which carbon

General consensus seems to prefer the smaller ROX carbon (on the right in the picture).  About the size of tips of lead pencils. Note that we tried carbon in our KIS System and removed...

Skimming

Our overflows are gravity fed to the sump and end-up in a filter sock.  We get some skimming action from the agitation of the water in the filter sock.  We just wipe the suds...