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Old 06-30-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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New skimmer is going crazy, HELP!!!!

My skimmer is 4 days old and started to settle in and was running pretty consistently until I added 50 lbs of LR. About 5 minutes after adding the 1st rock it started producing twice the amount of foam now after adding all of the LR it's making a nutty amount of bubbles/foam. Is this normal?

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Personally I don't skim when I cycle. Too much going on. However, your rock is giving off all kinds of decaying organics into the water column and your skimmer is reacting as it should... IMO
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Personally I don't skim when I cycle. Too much going on. However, your rock is giving off all kinds of decaying organics into the water column and your skimmer is reacting as it should... IMO
Thanks once again Captain.
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I agree with tha captain. No need to skim while cycling.
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