Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-17-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 42
Do I still need surface agitation with Protien Skimmer

I just installed my Aqua C Remora PS and was wondering if I still need to direct my PH flow towards the surface to create agitation for airation(SP?).
__________________

__________________
clr_newbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 04:24 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
yes. skimmers really don't produce much flow or agitation.
__________________

__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 42
Let we rephrase

I thought it is recomended to point your PH towards the surface because it promotes gas exchange.

I thought a Protien Skimmer creates ggas exchange through its process adding air into the water.

Then I thought, do I need to direct my PHs towards the surface anymore?

I am very new(3 months) so please correct me where I am wrong.
__________________
clr_newbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Most of the gas "exchange " takes place at the water surface. Skimmers do not rid the water of CO2.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 05:20 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Atari's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,468
You'd think so, but the skimmer doesn't actually add much oxygen to the water at all.
__________________
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield.


Click HERE to vote for Aquarium Advice!
Atari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 11:08 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Yup, keep the surface of the water broken a bit. Holy Cow Atari, where have you been?
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
skimmer, surface

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FW surface agitation ? WhiteDevil General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 04-19-2009 04:45 PM
AquaClear = no surface agitation = bad? Tostada Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-26-2006 04:12 AM
need a filter with little to no surface agitation for a 30ga ostrichkiller General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 02-26-2005 06:28 PM
surface agitation and plants jonnyb1425 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 02-15-2005 08:44 AM
Surface Agitation BrianNY Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 21 01-11-2004 01:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.