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Old 09-22-2005, 07:31 PM   #11
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Perhaps my skimmer or my water or something is different... I'm no expert, as this is my first tank and skimmer (remora), but here's what I think anyway:

First, I have started cleaning my skimmer cup/tower every day. My cyano problem is under control now. I re-read my skimmer manual and IIRC, I think it says to do this anyway

Second, I get foam within an hour or so. I have the cup set very low.

Third, and most importantly: The whole point of a skimmer isn't to make foam but to get DOC's out of the tank. Every day I clean a splattering of formerly-D OC's from the inside of the tower, and the inside of the cup.

I don't really pay much attention to my skimmate. It's wet, but who cares? I used to leave the skimmer 1-2 weeks at a shot, just dumping as needed, and my cyano was out of control

your results of course may vary.

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Red tiger lilly, Rotala Indica, Sagittaria Subulata, Micro Sword, Cardinal Plant
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