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Old 02-06-2012, 03:47 PM   #191
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I think thats the same skimmer i have and the same ones they use in Pet Paradise (if you've been there) the line is usually supposed to be right at the bottom of the cup, but it all depends on where you want it to.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #192
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10hrs or so... way to "wet" right? And yes, that is acrylic sitting on top until I think of something better to replace the missing cover

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:09 AM   #193
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btw, we named the clowns Jack Black & Jack White
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:09 AM   #194
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yes looks a bit too wet.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #195
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So to empty this I need to cut the power, remove the top section, rinse, return, power up. I hear about this "break in" period all the time. Does that refer to the amount of bubble build up in the cylinder? I ask because I'm wondering if it needs to "break in" after I clean it.. and if so, how often should I clean it if it interrupts it's sweet spot?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #196
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The break in is to get all the manufacture oils off of it. When I clean my skimmer it takes a while for it to start working so I leave the inside a little foamy and it starts pulling skim out right away. Hope that helps.
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I spotted a RTBA on a local reef forum this morning. I have been reading on and off about them for months along with other stock on my wish list. While my tank has only been online for about 2 months, the LR was 6 years old. I was just wondering if it would be premature to get one of these for the clowns. If not, do I need to be dosing yet (Cal etc)? I understand their diet needs and I'm hoping my PC lighting is decent enough for them. The prior tank owner had corals with these lights. Temp, PH, salinity etc are all right for it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #198
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The break in is to get all the manufacture oils off of it. When I clean my skimmer it takes a while for it to start working so I leave the inside a little foamy and it starts pulling skim out right away. Hope that helps.
Given this that thing is older than dirt I doubt it has any of those on it anymore then huh?
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Lol I didn't catch that part. It shouldn't need to then I would let the inside of the neck get a little scummy mine seems to work better like that
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Thanks... yeah everything I got from the guy in December was super old. This may have been Abraham Lincoln's first skimmer if I'm not mistaken!!!!
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