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Old 08-11-2014, 11:25 PM   #21
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was your filling the collection cup almost instantly and over flowing?
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I'm still at war with this aloe and desperately trying to get my skimmer running. Does anyone think this is a pointless battle and I'll never get enough aloe out to let my skimmer run smoothly? Would I be better off just starting my system over? (This is such a hard decision being that my tank is doing just fine but I really don't want to get corals until I have my skimmer running) once again any input would be appreciated. I know it seems drastic to start my system over just for a skimmer but I really want to do all I can to have a beautiful healthy tank. What would you do in my shoes?
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I'd be patient. Keep the skimmer opened up fully and just let it do its thing. Toss some activated carbon into the system too, can't hurt anything.
I had issues with my skimmer doing this for awhile and after a month of having poor skimming I took it out and ran it in vinegar solution and now it is going great. Just let things go par for the course. The stress coat stuff can't the that awful on your system.
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was your filling the collection cup almost instantly and over flowing?
Yes that's exactly what was happening just let it keep running at the lowest setting. Let if fill and dump, fill and dump. Eventually you will work everything out. Everytime you clean it, your just starting over on the break in. So just empty it, but don't actually scrub it or anything.
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Alright thanks for the help, I'll stay patient and keep up with maintenance, hopefully start to see some progress soon
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