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Old 10-30-2011, 12:43 PM   #31
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #32
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Ok installed the skimmer and it is sending lots of very fine bubbles in to the tank, is this a bad thing it doesn't look good.
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Ok installed the skimmer and it is sending lots of very fine bubbles in to the tank, is this a bad thing it doesn't look good.
I have heard that skimmers require a time of adjustment, but someone may want to correct me on that.
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Yep, both my skimmers took at least 2 weeks to "break in" and after that it was a matter of finding the sweet spot on the adjustment knob.
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Use a lot of filter floss in your filter (if you aren't already) to help clear the water...it is just fine particles moving about in the water column and the filter floss will catch them quickly.

As for aquascaping, my record to date is 8 rescapes before I finally decided I liked it. Of course, the peppermint shrimp and snails have since "redecorated" and I had to move some more about when I added a semi-aggressive coral that I just couldn't pass up. Not only did I have to get it in an area where the sweeper tentacles couldn't contact other corals but I had to get it closer to the lights.
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Are you testing for nitrites and ammonia since you put the rock and shrimp in? You should throughout the process.
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Use a lot of filter floss in your filter (if you aren't already) to help clear the water...it is just fine particles moving about in the water column and the filter floss will catch them quickly.

As for aquascaping, my record to date is 8 rescapes before I finally decided I liked it. Of course, the peppermint shrimp and snails have since "redecorated" and I had to move some more about when I added a semi-aggressive coral that I just couldn't pass up. Not only did I have to get it in an area where the sweeper tentacles couldn't contact other corals but I had to get it closer to the lights.
Water has cleared up now after I installed the Skimmer I am dealing with lots of little bubbles in the tank. They are creating bubbles all over the tank. From what I have read this my stop. As of now I am feeling like I have set up the skimmer wrong. But there is not much I can see or figure out that I have done wrong.
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So after 5 days with the dead shrimp in the tank my ammonia is still at 0. When should I see it start to go up?
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Should've seen it already. What kinda test kit you using? I like the API. I think you can turn the skimmer off for now too.
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