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Old 12-28-2004, 01:37 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:48 AM   #22
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Give it a week to fully break in.
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:53 AM   #23
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I should ban myself from looking at my tank for a few days, have my wife feed the fish...
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:02 AM   #24
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If you are really bothered by your protein skimmers, I'll take them off your hands. Just pay shipping and I won't charge you.
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You could always add a teaspoon of 'slime coat enhancer' to the tank...I heard that makes skimmers go crazy.
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Captive reefs, I did mean the remora pro, im actually thinking of getting it from premium aquatics and get the upgraded mag 7 drive with longer clollection cup
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I can get that for you as well.
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How much?
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oh dear this is disturbing news, i was planning on ordering an aqua c remora... now im having second thoughts!

what made you decide to upgarde from your old skimmer, and what kind of skimmer was that one?
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