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Old 06-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Oxygen depletion

Turned off my skimmer yesterday cause it is junk. It added a lot of the oxygen to the tank (that wasn't why it was junk) today my foxface seems to be breathing hard. Is my filter adding enough oxygen or do I need another method of oxygen?
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What filter are you speaking of, and why shut the skimmer off if it's doing something good?
You need water movement in your tank and it can't be just coming from a simple canister filter. Do you have power heads in the tank?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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One maxi jet 1200 and an emperor 400 filter. The skimmer was a sea clone and couldn't get the air flow adjusted correctly it either didn't produce skim mate or overflowed after a few minutes
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What size tank is this? I would have a lot more flow in the tank. Meanwhile, I would turn the skimmer back on to at least get the gas exchange benefit.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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75 gal
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Right. You need more water movement 10 times that amount won't hurt you.
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Yep. You definitely need more water movement.
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I hate to put another power head in. The fish seem to hate the current
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They live in a reef environment in the wild. This will have some decent turbulence.
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