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Old 03-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer question

What is the color for optimal skim liquid in my protein skimmer? I am still trying to find the right balance .. Any tips thank you

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Depends but usually it's brown, if you feed a lot or phyto plankton it will be dark green.
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Depends on the tank and stock too. In my 180g with the tangs and lots of other fish my skimmer is full of a thick almost motor oil kinda consistency. It reeks to high heaven it glops out when I clean it. Totally gross lol
On my 90g and other tanks its a dark brown usually, liquid no doubt but a nasty black liquid.
You can adjust the type of skimmate you get by adjusting the skimmer. Just depends on the skimmer as to how to adjust it
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