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Old 02-22-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Skimmer or filter for BioCube's chamber #2 ?

While setting up my BioCube 14 and trying to improve the water quality I looked at -and dismissed- Oceanic's own skimmer,

Tunze's Nano skimmer

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and SubCurrent's filter

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both of which could (?) fit chamber #2 of the BioCube 14.

Please sound in and give me your opinions/experiences on this. Am I getting overly analytical, is the stock filter sufficient, will these units fit and work their money's worth.... so many questions.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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i use the oceanic skimmer... now that its dialed in it works perfect.

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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[quote]i use the oceanic skimmer... now that its dialed in it works perfect.

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How did you "dial it in" ? Mine refused to work in a consistent manner.
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it took me over 3 weeks... but i changed all the tubing. removed the check valve and always make sure your level doesnt rise to high or sink too low... sure it picks up a little water.. but i empty mine about once a week... sometimes twice and its usually 1/2 full of water... which isnt too bad... it still picks up the horrible mess.

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Thanks Brad.

Removing the valve eh? I thought about it but I couldn't figure out how to adjust for the correct bubbles level in the tube.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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not the valve the check valve. try replacing your limiting valve also. it could be defective. or your air pump.. who knows. just a couple things to try.

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