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Old 02-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #1071
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Looking goog I see it's pulling crap out already that's good ur tank will love you foe it
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #1072
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If I want a drier skim do I lower the water level in the skimmer? Or do I raise the skimmer itself?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #1073
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Lower the water in the skimmer to help with a dryer foam
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #1074
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You want the Output from the gate valve to be just above the water level and never change. When I lower my level in the skimmer itself it gives me drier skim but what happened with mine it wouldnt be pulling skim all the time so I adjusted the gate valve until it skimmed all the time but still fairly dry skim. Hope that helps
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #1075
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that makes sense - thanks guys!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #1076
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Update:

Good - skimmer I pulling lots of nasty stuff out.


Bad - my decision to buy a float switch has been made for me. I again flooded my house. Approximately 7 hours of RO on the floor!

Let the cleanup begin!
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #1077
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That is no good sorry you flooded ur house
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #1078
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Well, it is stuff that happens like this, that allows up to be pointed in the right direction. I will learn from the ridiculous amount of water I had to clean up and other nasty stuff... Life moves on, and I'll grab a float switch so when I decide to make water at 3:00a after work, and fall asleep, I won't wake up to that!

I just ordered the JBJ ATO and the aqualifter pump. Figured now that I have a finiky skimmer I need to keep the level as constant as possible.

I also just ordered an Aqua-mag jr. about $23 shipped. I'll see how that goes, but looking at some threads on Reef central, I think I will really like how it looks. Here is the link:

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I'm really impressed at how fast my skimmer starting pulling out crap. Just amazing.

Thanks for following guys, and as always, once the ATO and aqua-mag come in I'll be sure to give a review.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #1079
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Cool video, the tank looks great!
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #1080
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I was working on killing a couple majanoes I've had for a few months and I had to keep the water still... Well I took a few neat top down shots that normally I don't get to enjoy.
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