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Old 10-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Brown water in the skimmer

This whole past week my skimmer has been pulling out brown water , a full cup every two days . Can someone tell me what this means ?
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It means you have a lot of dissolved organics in your water. Maybe cut back on feeding.
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It means you have a lot of dissolved organics in your water. Maybe cut back on feeding.
Is it the color brown that made you come to this conclusion or the amount?
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The amount. The color isn't of importance to me. mine is usually brown, unless I'm adding phytoplankton to the tank...then it's green.
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Ok... Only reason I asked is because every skimmer I've seen through pics or person for the most part has always been a brown product in the cup. I guess on that note, how long should it take for say, a cup, to be produced in the collection cup?
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Hard to say. Depends on how much organics are in the water. How much is fed, bio load, what size skimmer V.S. tank volume, how wet or dry they are skimming....etc.
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On a side note at least it's working and doing its job!
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