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Old 04-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Turned skimmer off :/

I was getting a large amount of micro bubbles in my dt and i think its from my skimmer in my sump
I have turned it off and the water has cleared up tremendously
It didnt produce much foam anyways almost nothing
Will my rank be fine with out the skimmer?
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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How long has the skimmer been running? must skimmers have a break in period. how is your sump set up? if the tank in question is the 27g cube then you would be OK without a skimmer, but you might have to deal with increased water changes.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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Yea it is the 27 gallon and it has been running for about 3 months
I am just going to remove the skimmer
I do weekly water changes
Its a cpr bak pak skimmer which i bought used off craigslist for $40
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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That sumps configured wrong is why yur getting the bubbles
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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How should it be?
It is a diy
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #7
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Are there any baffles or just a tank?
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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their is a acrylic piece separating the first and second chamber
and a bubble trap separating the second and third chamber
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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Should be skimmer/ bubble traps/fuge/ return
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