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Old 08-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Remora skimmer driving me nuts

I'm new to this hobbie. Started the remora skimmer two days ago. Seems to pull nothing for hours, then overflowed my collection jug in no time. What's going on? Any experience with this?

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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The skimmer will take about two weeks to break in like most skimmers.

I have a remora and it pulls some serious gunk out. Just give it some time
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Thanks. So do i just keep the cup high to avoid the flooding? Will the guk eventually work its way up the tube?
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I would start with it halfway and judge from there. You wont see a difference when you raise or lower the cup for quite a few hours. Mine took about 2 weeks almost to break in. My eshopps skimmer on my 125g took over two weeks to break in.

If you have a new tank there also may not be much to skim to begin with. lol
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I see lots of little particles in the water, and a film on top. Tank is three weeks with some livestock. Will the skinner clear this stuff out?
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The skimmer will remove organics pretty much. what are you using for filtration and what size tank is it? Did you get the remora skimmer box for it?
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75g tank. Running the skimmer and carbon in an ehiem canister. Was advised to remove all media from the ehiem. Also have 30lbs live and 30lbs synthetic rock. A pair of silver monos are doing well, as are 3 turbo snails.
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And no skimmer box.
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With mine I have the skimmer box so it removes the "film" on the water but the filter should be taking care of particulate matter that is floating around. Did you add any filter floss to your filter as that can help polish the water.

Which remora did you get? The maxijet 1200 or the mag 3? cause the MJ1200 is rated and practical up to about 55g and the mag 3 will go up to 125g they say, well anyway thats what they say...lol
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I'm so new to this that I don't know what filter floss is.

I have the mj1200 pump that came with the unit. I bought it because acqa C says it does up to 75g, if that's not true, i'll be p-o-ed big time.

Still wondering what caused my flooding. I have the drain fitting and the unit filled my 2litre jug in an hour or so. I'm affraid it will happen again.
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