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Old 10-23-2004, 11:15 PM   #1
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Garlic causing skimmer to go crazy?

My skimmer is going crazy and spitting out water into the collection cup. Could the use of garlic have something to do with this??

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only if it were excessive amounts of garlic.
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are you soaking food in a garlic supplement, or adding it to the tank directly?
hara's right, and really anythign added in a large enough quantity will affect your skimmer, because its adding something to the water's chemistry. I know some people use melafix in their SW tank which causes the skimmer to pull out a large amount of skimmate...which is mostly the melafix they added.
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The skim would hve a garlic odor if indeed it had a fair amount of garlic in it.
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