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Old 02-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #441
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So we have the system up and running! Were not leaving it on overnight until we are sure everything is fine, however.
Two questions tonight:
1. Can I turn on the skimmer now?
2. Can I turn on the lights now? Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #442
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No need for the lights just yet. And i would run the skimmer also.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:37 PM   #443
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No need for the lights just yet. And i would run the skimmer also.
Cool, Thanks! I tried the skimmer tonight for a little while, but gave up after a bit, LOL. I will try again tomorrow!


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Old 02-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #444
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Yep, if its a new skimmer then you want it running so it can break in. Even if its just skimming the sump I would leave it on. Just my thoughts do what you feel is right.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #445
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Yep, if its a new skimmer then you want it running so it can break in. Even if its just skimming the sump I would leave it on. Just my thoughts do what you feel is right.
I see, that makes sense . I was wondering why no matter how much I adjusted it why the bubbles kept rising. Thanks!
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I usually start with the skimmer closed and slowly adjust it a little bit at a time til you get the skimmate you're looking for. And when you do adjust it you have to leave it be for a little whlle before messing with it again. lol takes patience.
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I see, that makes sense . I was wondering why no matter how much I adjusted it why the bubbles kept rising. Thanks!
I think that's the point
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I think that's the point
LOL, they were coming too fast though.
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I usually start with the skimmer closed and slowly adjust it a little bit at a time til you get the skimmate you're looking for. And when you do adjust it you have to leave it be for a little whlle before messing with it again. lol takes patience.
Ok, got it! Thanks! I will work on it when I get home.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #450
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GRRR, I am still having great difficulty with that skimmer, lol. It keeps bubbling over the cup no matter what I do for it. So at this point I should just let it go (and overflow)? My only concern is that the bubbles pop and put water out of the sump.

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