So today the venturi on my Rio 800 clogged and I had to take the Excalibur skimmer off the tank to clean the venturi lines. Cleaned out the collection cup too, and stuck the skimmer back on the tank with a properly working venturi.
Now that that is all cleaned up, neither skimmer is producing any skimmate since I put the Remora on the tank. So, they are both off to a fresh start:
I fed the fish twice today too. Now it will be a real showdown to see which skimmer produces more skimmate. Or any skimmate at this point... I am sure it will be fine in a few days but this process has been frustrating, particularly since it happened right after I got my fish and so many other people with Remoras get skimmate right away.
I am not down with getting the entire skimmer replaced, or even the collection up, until I at least see this one start working.
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC