Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-20-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 63
Two Problems

I have two problems now. Up untill last week my tank was doing amazing. Then I droped cyclopeeze into my tank by accident and it turned red. (its a 10 gal tank). The proteen skimmer a nano skimmer by Current USA went crazy and drained out two gallons of water in under an hour. And another two gallons of water the next day. Then it went back to its normal self the water was real dirty for the first two gallons it skimmed out but the last two were clear. Well the skimmer behaved normally untill last night when it went crazy and drained out a galon of water and it was all clear not foamy or dirty at all. So today I unpluged the skimemr and am trying to figure out what to do. The tank test at 0, 0, 7.8ph, and 430ca(i cant remember what it was this morning but i think it was 430 and alk was good too Im new to these two test so i forget the right numbers unless i look on the test kit).

Also my hydromoter seems to be broken one time when i test the water it will say their is no salt then it will say its .023, then i try again and its .025 or .o27 or .018. Should i get a new hydrmoter or go for a refractometer. Im worried I have an incorrect salt level in my tank now.

All the stuff in my tank is doing great though everything is still coming all the way out and looks good.

accorddude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
roka64's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I'm not sure about the skimmer, but I had problems with my hydrometer. If it was close to a PH, it bounced, then got algae on it. Here is a good cheap one. I love mine and it makes things so much easier:


Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Acronym List

roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 10:35 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 801
Send a message via AIM to FishFrik
Skimmers' performance can be affected by PH, salinity and other factors. Mayb a change in ur PH affected ur skimmer. HTH
I'm one of those fishnutz, who are actually nutz.
FishFrik is offline   Reply With Quote

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
pH problems Current Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 10-20-2008 01:50 AM
uh oh more problems... mike3epanda Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 08-03-2007 11:11 AM
pH problems David03 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 07-22-2005 10:00 AM
PH Problems Hilroy50 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 06-28-2004 08:53 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.