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Old 03-25-2011, 11:39 AM   #11
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My skimmer is constantly making bubbles but depending on how I adjust it will dictate how much gunk I get.
My skimmer makes small bubbles constantly... They go mid way into the collection cup tunnel but dont seem to pull up much or any guck... Should I b concerned?
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:42 AM   #12
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What skimmer do you have? I use a remora and I just adjust the cup up or down to get more or less gunk. Is it a new skimmer? Mine took a few weeks to fully break in and bring up yucky stuff.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:45 AM   #13
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It's about four years old..

It's a pro clear aquatics 250 skimmer

This is it...

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Old 03-25-2011, 11:55 AM   #14
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I'm not sure about that one, can you adjust it up and down? I'm sure someone will come along who has the same one.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #15
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I'm not sure about that one, can you adjust it up and down? I'm sure someone will come along who has the same one.
Yes , I can adjust the air flow n water.... This an actual pic of it skimming ...

It's bubbling alot but it looks too wet... not foamy dry
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If you don't have the bubbles set high enough your collection cup will sit empty. But if you have them set too high it will flood quickly. It's a delicate balance. lol

But I would assume if you have any livestock, and are feeding said livestock, then you would constantly be collecting skimmate. I just cleaned mine out at lunch and gagged. It was horrible.
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In your experience - which is the best skimmer out there for 220 gallon tank?

I think I want to buy a new one but cannot decide which one?

any ideas?

I was thinking one that clears up to 300 gallons or more..

what are your thoughts?
Now that is a loaded question if I have ever seen one....what is your budget?

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RE-D250-EX Premium Aquatics - RE-D250-EX Aquarium Supplies

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CV-SRO-3000INT Premium Aquatics - CV-SRO-3000INT Aquarium Supplies

I use a octopus extreme skimmer on my 120 gal and could not imagine a skimmer doing a better job. I get about 1/2 cup of coffee looking skimmate every day
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I like that octopus 300... May consider .. Don't want to spend more than 500.. But do want a pretty good one

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Psssss Just when I'm thinking to replace the skimmer.. It now seems to b working fine..... But I think I'll change it anyway n save for backup or something

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The octopus SRO-3000 is a great skimmer. has the bubbleblaster pump. It outperforms many more expensive skimmer
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