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Old 04-07-2005, 11:24 AM   #11
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Well, I put carbon in my skimmer and my skimmer skims well. I have a DSB and LR, and the only place where detritus builds up is in the canister filter. I clean the filter everytime I change water. In my filter I use Eheim media.
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:27 AM   #12
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Kwan, what kind of skimmer are you using? What is your bio load like? I have assumed that my skimmer wasnt skimming before because of my canister and my light bio-load. now that i recently increased that load, I am worried about my skimmers lack of proper function.
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Great point RocketSeason. I totally agree. I would check and make sure that my skimmer is big enough to handle my bioload.
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:46 AM   #14
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My skimmer is the Deltec MCE600 HOB. I am very happy with it's performance. Since my bio load is light, I don't need to empty the cup as often as one might. This skimmer is a great improvement over my previous Prizm. The reason I upgraded my skimmer was to tackle my nitrate problem. My nitrate used to be 50ppm, and is now around 20ppm. So there is still room for improvement.
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:38 PM   #15
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I hate to turn this into a skimmer thread, but does anyone have a link to someplace talking about proper adjustment, cleaning, and possibly modding of the Bak Pak 2 skimmer?
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