I recently bought a friends 46gallon aquarium because they were moving from NH to CA
. Anyway, I bought the system which included the Remora model protein skimmer but my friend wasn't using the prefilter skimmer accessory even though he had one. He basically put the little peice of foam front of the MaxiJet 1200 intake to prevent death by power head and cleaned when necessary along with the foam cup.
The tank was clear even on top, but I wanted to use the prefilter to 'increase effeciency' of the skimmer. So I attached the prefilter skimmer accessory to the power head with the screw and submerged it low enough so that only water gets into the power head area.
The water is still clear but when I look up through the water at the top of the tank it looks like a layer of dust floating on top except where the other (2) MaxiJet 1200 power head push water on the surface area.
The power head intake in the prefilter compartment is pointing right towards the divider wall of 2 compartments, is this the correct ?
The skimmer still collects foam but I'm concerned about the layer of 'dust like appearance' on the top when I didn't notice it before w/out the prefilter skimmer attachment.
The inhabitants are 1 shrimp, 1 emerald crab, 1 yellow clown goby, 1 false percula clown and 1 blue chromis along with LR
for added filtration.
Any suggestions or is everything OK?