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Old 07-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #61
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No question is dumb. This forum is all about helping others and making sure we have aquarists to keep the hobby alive. A well established well taken care of tank can last forever. My LPS has a brain that they have had for over 25 years.

As for the skimmer you should have or need to get a valve for the tubing
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Usually they only have one nipple but any type will work. If it's just the hose then placing tour finger over the end will cause the bubbles inside the chamber to stop. You can get this from a LPS or ever big box store like Petco, petsmart, and possibly a hardware store with a low pressure air tubing section. Really all it does is control the amount air allowed to enter the chamber. My skimmer is about as cheap as you can get and I get great skimate from it. It took a little bit to get the control right, but it's. Labor of love.

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:35 PM   #62
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I use one of them to acclimate my fish, I will pick another one up tomorrow and try to reduce the amount of bubbles going into my skimmer. Now will that effect my adjustment? Right now I run it in between 2-3. Would I have to play with it again to get it just right?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #63
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Correct. You want small bubbles B&S lot of them. But you don't want it "wet" foam.


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Old 07-07-2014, 10:43 PM   #64
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I thank you for all your help I will get one to put on the skimmer tomorrow and update on how it is doing.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:23 PM   #65
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No thanks necessary. We re. Community and helping is why we do. It's all a learning curve.

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:43 AM   #66
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So good news, the skimmer kicked in and I have very little micro bubbles down where the pump is.

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:47 AM   #67
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Theres a before
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And after the skimmer broke in
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And I have a wet skim right now im playing with it to get it dry.
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Just got my new quiet flow 4000 in the tank today

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Beautiful. I'm hoping to get some decent money from fam for birthday so I can get the mag 24. Big lesson. Pumping water upwards costs a lot of extra money.


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Yea when I move im upgrading to a 120 and using the 75 as a sump in the basement. Atleast thats the plan but will probably change.

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