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Old 10-13-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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New Skimmer!

Went to the LFS to order a skimmer and the owner happened to have his old Berlin skimmer for sale. Was previously on his 180 but with a new powerhead now its mine .

I was wondering if any of yall happened to have instructions on how to set it up or pictures of yours set up?
I also would like to know what is the best way to do a good deep clean on this, it was removed last month I believe because he started selling a new brand and said he wanted to try it out.

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Old 11-03-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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I have heard good things about Berlins. I have read some folks clean with a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar. As for set up try the manufacturer's website. I don't have a skimmer, so I really can't help you there.
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i have a berlin, and when i set mine up, it actually took like 2 or 3 days for it to actually start working. don't expect it to work right away, give it some time. my skimmer is actually a hang on back though, so i have a pump instead of a powerhead. once mine started working though, it was really nice, it's quiet and it does a really good job. good luck with it
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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I cleaned all of the used equipment for my tank in a 50/50 white vinegar-water solution as roka suggested. Let everything soak for a half hour and rinse well under warm water.

My skimmer also took a few to days to break back in.

Quality used equipment at a good price is definitely the way to go!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:00 PM   #5
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