Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Posts: 219
Remora Surface skimmer

My Remora seems to be very sensitive to the water level. I have the surface box and everytime when I siphon some detris in my tank, my Remora foam/bubbles will lower itself down to the bottom of the neck. It will takes a 2-3 hours again for it to collect skimmate in the cup again. Is this expected?
My Remora also seems pretty inefficient. It will only collect about 1/2 inch of brown stuff a week. My tank is currently going through cyano boom now and I don't think it is lacking of nutrients.
__________________

__________________
Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,216
My Remora seems to be very sensitive to the water level
all skimmers are
__________________

__________________
good luck keith
scuba_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
My Remoras don't seem to notice much difference in the water level. I'm not using surface skimmers on any of them though. Have you tried lowering the cup a little? One of mine, on a heavily loaded tank, needs to be emptied every two days max. If lowering the water level affects it that much, perhaps you could cut it off when your removing water and start it back up once the water is topped off.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 10:04 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
With the surface skimmer it will be sensitive to water level. Because as you pull water out of the tank the water will get blow the bottom of the top finger strainers on the skimmer box. When water cant enter the skimmer overflow box it cant be pumped into the skimmer body.

The skimmer box reinforces you to maintain proper water levels in your tank to keep the water level above the bottom of the skimmer strainer fingers.

Cyano can be caused by a list of things and some of them would have no effect on the amound of skim produced.

Rase and lower your skimmer cup if you wan tit to produce more skim. The lower you make the cup the more watered down the skim will be.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 12:21 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Posts: 219
My skimmer cup is all the way down, but it does not have any skimmate for the last 3 days. And for the last 2 weeks, it is very inefficient. 1" of skimmate for a week.The foam kept its level half way the tube, but never seem to go up further. Anyone has any experience of this?
I have adjust my ph position, clean the skimmer but to no avail. Granted my algae issue, I don't think its has nothing to pull out. I am ready to replace my Remora.
__________________
Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 01:08 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
Have you ever cleaned the spray nozzle? Can you see if the spray nozzle is injecting the water like it used to inorder to get a good frothly mix of water and air?

What powerhead do you have?
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 02:41 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Posts: 219
I have the maxijet1200. You mean remove the screw of the injection head and use the brush provided by Aqua C to clean it?
__________________

__________________
Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
remora, skimmer, surface, surface skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surface Skimmer for Remora Pro Kurt_Nelson DIY Projects 8 06-21-2008 12:45 AM
LF skimmer for my 20 gallons tank(bak pak, remora nano, remora Tunze nano) Chipie Archive 0 06-11-2008 04:01 PM
FS: Aqua C Remora Surface Skimmer Box for MaxiJet, New AndyH5512 Archive 0 09-22-2007 02:30 PM
Aqua C Remora surface skimmer yaksplat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-12-2004 11:03 AM
Surface skimmer setup for Remora Boxster Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 12-08-2003 06:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.