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Old 11-13-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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How Long Without a Skimmer?

Ok so I'm coming up on a year with my 150 gallon and everything has been going great. Today I come home and my skimmer isn't running. It's a reef octopus 1000lss. Took it apart and the pump isn't doing anything. So I called Coralvue and left a message as the pump has a 3 year warranty. So my question is am I going to have issues not running a skimmer for a few days?

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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I wouldnt think so. If you are worried just do a water change.

A few days shouldnt have a huge impact on your setup, the more you feed though will likely add to the organic materials that the skimmer typically pulls out. If it were me I;d go easy on the food and do a large water change in a couple days.
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long, skimmer

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