Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
Will do. Have you measured any phosphate levels to see if the new skimmer has made a difference? I guess if it produces more skimate than the old one, that's an automatic improvement. I wish my collection cup bubble riser didn't need scrubbing every 4-5 days.
My tank's starting to look really good since the implantation of the new skimmer,..I had a small algea problem on various parts of my sand bed which now have really diminished a lot ,.. My phosphate test kit ( red sea ) was old, cap wouldnt tighten etc and as far as I'm concerned useless,..any test results given were totally absurd,..then I remembered that I had purchased a refill kit and those test resulted in a much more realistic value,..just a tad high but acceptable,..I'm thinking that maybe during the next BRS group buy I may check into a Hana test kit , I guess from what a lot of you guys say they are pretty good and accurate.
I've been working hard on my tanks cabinet extension and it's coming along very well,..so good in fact that I'm thinking of rebuilding my old tanks canopy , building new doors and reskimming some new surface wood on the old cabinet .,I'm just trying to recalculate how much new lumber to buy BEFORE I go back to homedepot.
I'm also experimenting on a formula that i found online that tuns new wood " gray" which'll make it look alittle more " nautical ".., years ago I had made a gret looking aquarium cabinet using old gray weather beaten wood taken from one of our dock lockers at work and I've always wanted to recapture that look again,..wether this expirament works will determine wether I go with it or just repaint things again in jet black.