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Old 02-27-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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can I run my skimmer on a timer?

Can I put my skimmer on a timer and run it only at night to cut down on the ugly microbubbles disturbing the view during the day?
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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ya could but figuring a way to cut the bubbles down would be a better option imo
what kind of skimmer ?
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ya could but figuring a way to cut the bubbles down would be a better option imo
AquaC Remora. From what I read, the bubbles never go away. I have the prefilter box, but it's huge & ugly & still only cuts the bubbles by about half.
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Also to keep in mind: I've never owned a skimmer that produced much skimmate. I believed this was because I handn't found the right model, but now I suspect that my aquarium just doesn't have much to skim -- light bioload and frequent water changes.

I'm basically wondering whether leaving it dry for 1/2 of every day will hinder it's performance when it turns back on.
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how big is your tank?????
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how big is your tank?????
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Old 02-28-2005, 12:00 AM   #7
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yea imo that skimmers alot for that size tank ! and you will be fine having it run during the night !
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Could be the size of your tank as well. I also have an AR, and i have no problems with bubbles.
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