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Old 05-03-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy skimmer is sending out little bubbles round the tank, is this right?

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Sorry to be a pain, im quite new to this and am after some advice. I have just purchased a 63lt tank with a v20 skimmer. I have set it all up, put the water, sand and bacteria in and have left it for 2 days. The skimmer is sending out little bubbles round the tank, is this right? If so will it always be like this?

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A skimmer can take up to 2 weeks to break in where it will finally start producing some nice skimmate and stop pumping microbubbles into the system.
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If you are just setting the tank up? I am not sure you even have to have the skimmer running yet?
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Thanks for your help and advice, the guy in the shop told me to set eveything up and let it run for 2 weeks first, is this right? Also should I be changing the water in those 2 weeks?
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This is what needs to happen.

Cycle your salt tank

Also moving this to the Getting started forum.
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Please research for yourself. It sounds like the shop you are going to has people who either don't know anything relative or just want to sell and don't care.
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The v20 is quite a small skimmer and needs to be placed at the correct level in the water also try adjusting the water flow level knob,give it a couple of weeks to allow the tank to go through a fishless cycle use a fresh prawn/shrimp from your local fishmongers.
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