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Old 01/11/2008, 03:36 AM
Snowboarda42 Snowboarda42 is offline
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The skimmer will only pull out available nutrients BEFORE they go through the nitrogen cycle. That is, before they turn to ammonia, nitrite, then nitrate. The DSB, if it is established, holds bacteria that actually process the wastes that aren't picked up by skimming/water changes. The wastes and leftover foods get broken down to ammonia, nitrite, then nitrate.

Keep your skimmer going, it can only help.
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