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View Poll Results: How much skimmate do you get from your Bak Pak?
less than a 1/4 cup daily 6 66.67%
1/4 cup daily 3 33.33%
1/2 cup daily 0 0%
3/4 cup daily 0 0%
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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I only get about an 1/8 cup daily from my Bak Pak II w/maxijet from my 46g reef. Thinking about upgrading to the Aqua C.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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1/8 cup per day?

My skimmer pulls maybe 1 cup per month from my 125. Are you disposing of steak-fat and bacon grease in the tank?
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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I tend to 1/4 cup a day...usually dumping my cup 2-3 times a week. From what I've heard, this is a fairly 'normal' amount for a 'normal' stocked tank that's not full of messy/carnivorous fish.
This is on a 40g reef...actually very similar sounding to your setup phases99, only I have fewer corals and snails.

I did just recently add the pre-skimmer box...$13 seemed reasonable. Seems to have increases my skimmate production, as I had to raise my cup a tiny bit because it was getting a little thin after the first week.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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I have the skimmer box also, I remember at first it actually cut down production because the instructions said to use the sponge at the intake. After I removed the sponge production did pick up a bit. I've recently starting getting some cyano on the sand and its starting to spread. Water tests show no problems and I recently changed my DI cartridge. I added an additional maxijet so I have at least 15x water flow now. Over at wetweb they keep saying you should get a couple of cups of dark skimmate weekly from your skimmer and I am no where near that. It sounds to me like mine is producing about the same as everyone else's. Unfortunately without a sump the Remora sounds like the best possibility for an upgrade. I also ordered some Chaeto for my small refugium hoping that it will make a difference.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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1/8 cup per day?

My skimmer pulls maybe 1 cup per month from my 125. Are you disposing of steak-fat and bacon grease in the tank?
It sounds like that skimmer needs a little tweaking.
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Old 12-11-2004, 03:28 AM   #6
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bak pak II get about 1-2 cups per month. usually closer to one
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