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Old 02-03-2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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Sadly guys I think I'm gonna have to drain and move the tank it's starting to smell funky in that room. I have a lot of coral in there any tips on how long I can keep them in storage totes while I do the cleaning? Mind you this could very well be a day long process as the carpet will have to dry before I can move the tank back into place and refill.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:53 PM   #12
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I use vinegar to mix with warm water in a carpet cleaner. It neutralizes the salt and odor.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:58 PM   #13
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I use vinegar to mix with warm water in a carpet cleaner. It neutralizes the salt and odor.

+1 I've used the same for spills and it works well. How big is your tank?
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:21 AM   #14
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I would use that carpet cleaner or a shop vac to remove the water from the carpet. If you move the tank, put a sheet of linoleum or something under it so the general area is protected to some extent.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:24 AM   #15
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Well guys got it moved and carpet shampoed and dried amazingly enough the weight of the tank get water from seeping under if was bone dry so I only had the perimeter to clean. Took the opportunity to rearrange my rock and everyone seems happy. I do have a question though the tank itself didn't overflow my skimmer did it's HOB coralife 220g and this happened right after I cleaned my collection cup, has anyone heard of this happening after cleaning ones skimmer?
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:32 AM   #16
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That happens with the coralife skimmers. Besides not skimming all that well they tend to overflow often. Probably the worst hang on style. IMO they should never be used as hang on skimmers because they don't work well with fluctuating water levels.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:57 AM   #17
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Yeah I got rid of my coralife quick stat. Thing was the most unreliable piece on my system. Maybe an upgrade in the future...
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:15 AM   #18
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This happens with my coralife 65 on a somewhat regular basis, I believe it has more to do with the air intake hose getting clogged with salt crust, when the pump is only pulling water it overflows pretty quickly
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:56 AM   #19
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Yeah your skimmer shouldn't get clogged on a regular basis. Maybe upgrade it change out your intake hides and work in keeping em cleaner. My 225 cloralife just would randomly spew over and dump everything on the floor. Got rid of that pos and picked up a bubble magus skimmer.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:01 AM   #20
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Yes guys I agree it will be the next upgrade oddly enough though it skims really well! I will check my air hose and monitor my water levels more closely. Again thanks guys
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