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Old 08-10-2012, 10:59 AM   #591
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I only wish it would have come out right rather than blurry. Owell.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #592
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Back to business. My SUPER AWESOME reef octopus has been in for over a month and skimmed NOTHING. I love it. Email after email after email with these guys and they can't help me. Nothing is wrong with the pump, from what I can see. I mean, I am an expert right? If the director for Coralvue tells me to take it apart again, it is going to be with a hammer so he can see everything. That pump barely comes apart, I couldn't even get to the impeller. Maybe sending instructions with your equipment would help. Until this issue is addressed, algae runs rampant over my SPS. THANKS CORALVUE.
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Can you take a video of it?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #594
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A quick one is uploading.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #595
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A quick one is uploading.
Ok. I have the reef octopus as well. Instructions said it was 6-8 weeks to break in. I had mine running in a tub of water and vinegar for 6 weeks before I put it in my tank. A lot of it was water levels and how I put the outflow pipe to get it just right. Now it skims like a champ.
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I'm not sure how they work completely, but have you tried putting it on the wettest skimmate possible?
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It all shouldn't matter. According to CoralVue, my system is too small for the skimmer and will never be able to pull enough waste from the system...I totally call BS. I buy a bigger skimmer for a future upgrade and the excuse for it not reaching the minimum waterline is that it is too big for my system? Really?
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So...besides my frustrations...where is my tank. Things look good. I did research last night about SPS growth. I learned that me being scared about what looked like bleaching at the tips is just new growth. That's cool. My local pal's yellow watchman died on her. I'm going to trade her mine for a pj cardinal. Odd trade, right? Wrong! I am working on moving my 36 into the 55. That will put my 55 at a coral beauty, b+w clown, indigo dottyback, lawnmower blenny, green mandarin...with a royal gramma, occy clown, and pj cardinal added. Too much you think? I'd really like to turn the 36 into a frag tank.
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It all shouldn't matter. According to CoralVue, my system is too small for the skimmer and will never be able to pull enough waste from the system...I totally call BS. I buy a bigger skimmer for a future upgrade and the excuse for it not reaching the minimum waterline is that it is too big for my system? Really?
B.S .. i have Hob octopus took 4 weeks to begin good skimming.. is ur in sump or hob?
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In sump. Can't get the water lvl to reach minimum level and they blame it on tank size...
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