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Old 06-17-2010, 04:15 AM   #11
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after reading all of these comments everyone goes off subject with the water. Although RO water is essential your skimmer does not have much to skim yet. give it two weeks. I had a backpak and it was garbage. I now have a Aqua c Urchin and its the best. no tweaking, just plug and play. my suggestion, buy the mag 3 and the urchin pro with the overflow drain.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:18 PM   #12
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after reading all of these comments everyone goes off subject with the water. Although RO water is essential your skimmer does not have much to skim yet. give it two weeks. I had a backpak and it was garbage. I now have a Aqua c Urchin and its the best. no tweaking, just plug and play. my suggestion, buy the mag 3 and the urchin pro with the overflow drain.
Not sure what you're trying to say here.... off topic ?? Everything that was said was about skimmate and it not being produced. Then he asked about micro bubbles.....

BUT you did go off topic with your rant about bakpak being garbage and buying some other skimmer with an overflow drain. He didn't ask what skimmer to buy...

I'm sure you have all the money in the world to buy one of these super duper skimmers. He was asking for advice, and he got some.
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So after adding 50lbs of fiji LR and 2 shrimp I'm finally producing a liquidy foam skimmate. Also I turned down the water intake into the skimmer and have greatly reduced the micro bubbles in the tank. Should I be concerned about not having enough water flowing through the skimmer as long as its producing waste?
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As long as the skimate is coming you`ll be OK. I`m sure there is a way to make it wetter if you want.
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It's up to you, as long as you are getting skimate out its working. Some people prefer a wet skim, some a dry.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:02 PM   #16
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it took me almost a month to get my skimer working just right im still fighting micro bubbles but for now i have some cut to size filter media that i attached with fishing string to the overflow of my skimmer it seems to catch most of them without backing the filter up, in my case im still fighting green hair algae so i have to keep an eye on the overflow to make sure the algae doesnt back things up. ill try to get a pic loaded of my contraption lol but my cameras not being friendly. good luck on ur tank im sure everyone is eager to see how it turns out
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