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Old 03-31-2015, 05:26 AM   #121
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The yellow hammers look great.. I have a nice wall piece of that as well. Did you get wall or branching?
Its a branching one. Greg that euphyllia garden is insane. I can get monti cap frags about 2" for $20 a pop from my guy. They grow fairly quick. However that big free one is nice! Greg has a really nice big red one that I envy!
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:36 AM   #122
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New topic to hit real quick: skimmate.

I'm running the reef Octo NWB110. I've tried tweeking this thing, multiple times, but am failing to get a nice dry, chunky, dark skimmate. It's a light tea color at best. Even with the bubbles only reaching a quarter of the way up the neck, still coming out as a wet skim. I only have 2 clowns and a green goby. Could it be that I just have an insignificant bioload? Or is it a skimmer issue?
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:44 AM   #123
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New topic to hit real quick: skimmate.

I'm running the reef Octo NWB110. I've tried tweeking this thing, multiple times, but am failing to get a nice dry, chunky, dark skimmate. It's a light tea color at best. Even with the bubbles only reaching a quarter of the way up the neck, still coming out as a wet skim. I only have 2 clowns and a green goby. Could it be that I just have an insignificant bioload? Or is it a skimmer issue?
It might be too small of a bioload or a skimmer issue. I can't get any better skim out of my skimmer and simply live with it. But that said, I know there was a reef octopus line of skimmers that had inferior pumps that might be involved in this case. I know mine was...but the pump was as much as a new skimmer so I simply got an eshopps.
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New topic to hit real quick: skimmate.

I'm running the reef Octo NWB110. I've tried tweeking this thing, multiple times, but am failing to get a nice dry, chunky, dark skimmate. It's a light tea color at best. Even with the bubbles only reaching a quarter of the way up the neck, still coming out as a wet skim. I only have 2 clowns and a green goby. Could it be that I just have an insignificant bioload? Or is it a skimmer issue?
Same here. I'm still using my aquac remora and only get a watery tea skimmate. Sometimes darker than other times. I think mine is from low bioload, but I'm not positive.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:15 PM   #125
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So in regards to a lighter skimmate, I do believe I've seen coral only tanks (no fish) producing dark dry skimmate. Am I wrong on that? If so, I'm leaning more towards a skimmer issue and not so much a bioload issue...
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Flaxon your tank is looking great! I love the rockscape and how the corals fit and make it look quite natural.

Low bioload is the cause of the wet skimmate IMO. I get the same thing in my tank and all I have is 2 clowns, a YWG, and a bunch of corals in a 120g. I've never produced anything more than super wet tea colored skimmate.


On a side note, I am now insanely envious of Greg's euphyllia garden.
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I wish that was mine, it's at a LFS.
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It is the bioload and tuning of the skimmer. My waste is chocolate brown and smells awful.


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Ahh gotcha. Looks like you're is off to a good start though!
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It is the bioload and tuning of the skimmer. My waste is chocolate brown and smells awful.


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Oh it still stinks... It also leaves some nasty sludgy light brown stuff behind. Geoooo!
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