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Hi, I am in the process of starting up a salt water tank. Now that I have started researching I have some question of a practical nature. In the book I'm reading, the author expresses the importance of O2 in the water as it is needed by the Fish Invertebrates and the filtering system. I had planned on using a canister filter with lot of bio media, but this filter will use lots of O2 without being able to add any to the water. Now what I am hoping for is a Mini-reef system with live corals, Invertebrates and only a few small Fish.
Now for the question: Will I be able to get high enough O2 levels with surface movement and a protein skimmer?If you go through a day without learning something new, you wasted it!
I believe that if you get a good skimmer it, along with water movement from powerheads, should provide enough oxygen exchange for your animals. This would hold unless you overstocked the tank, and/or used a weak, low quality skimmer.
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