Thanks! I bought a new skimmer yesterday ( original one I bought from a friend and it made too much noise). The new one is a home made type deal from the lfs
. It's hangs on the side and runs off of a power head with a wood airstone in the bottom. There is a valve to control how much water is let in and I don't know how I should set it.
I have tested my tank and levels are all where they should be. Should the skimmer be producing waste constantly or should I turn it down? Currently it's running with a constant drip. I have a hose from the top into the buck so that I don't have to keep dumping the cup. The water in the bucket just looks like clear tank water, is it not suppose to be gross looking? I'm worrying it just draining my tank unnecessarily.