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Old 07-03-2010, 06:14 PM   #11
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Im suprised at how many good reviews it has. Then there are some haters...I wonder if its because they are used to a $500 skimmer, or because this thing is iffy?

I might get one for my 20g...I feel left out! Everyone talks about their skimmate and all... Plus, maybe it will improve quality in between my PWC I do about 1-2weeks.

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:24 PM   #12
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It takes about 2-3 days to fill up the cup with very yellow liquid. Now the top of the cone is getting a darker film on the top of it.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:14 AM   #13
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Nick,

My mini is working great so far...third day I have gunk the canister and foam. Seems to be working well.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:29 AM   #14
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How are the micro bubbles? I read that it can be a bit of a bubble maker.

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How so?
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many folks review skimmers without owning one. so basically, they are happy if it foams up at all or produces anything.
yellow liquid however is not much of a prize in the collection cup. it should look like a pint of bass has been poured in it.
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How so?
People tend to agree that this skimmer produces alot of micro bubbles that make their way into the tank, thus looking bad.

There was a guy on another forum that was getting some nasty stuff from his skimmer. Looked like chewing tobacco spit. Ick!

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Old 07-08-2010, 10:20 PM   #18
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Since I have it in my sump I don't have an issue with the microbubbles (and I have a sponge before the return just to be sure.) I'm happy with my yellow liquid at the moment. It started off light yellow, now is a darker thicker yellow (on the orange side) I think its making its way to the "pint of bass" I thought ultimately I'm looking for something "dry" in the cup. My tank is better for having it in there, I'm going to give it a chance and post an accurate review so others can make their decision before ordering from the site.
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you won't see anything completely dry. dry skimmate is just a term used for the more dense stuff....sort of like the bass.
make sure you rinse that sponge out regularly. i think a sponge before the return is detrimental because it doesn't allow any of the critters living down there to hit the return pump and travel back to the DT. i would remove it and see if you can live without it.
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Thanks for clarifiying. Actually how I have it setup its blocking any bubbles that would want to be sucked in, but shouldn't block the pods. Its not actually against the in-take, just a barrier at that point (its actually a foamy filter bad not actually a sponge) Water flows freely totally around the in-take (can't explain it this early in the morning, but pods have a several ways to get into that section freely)
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