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Old 03-15-2007, 12:10 AM   #11
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It`s funny that I can say the same as your results but feeding every other day.
Not saying it's not successful, it's what I did until about 8 months ago. Most of the Mods here would recommend sparse feedings in the years gone by. After reading a lot about increases in feeding being more natural, and people experiencing more frequent spawning, better health, color, etc. in their fish I decided my system and experience would allow for it. Since going to twice daily feedings I have saw many improvements, as mentioned above. Not that anything was wrong before, now it's just better. It's worth giving it a try, if your schedule etc. permits.
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ive read that putting the aqua c's in the sump make them not preform well. i beleieve they have to be on the main tank for the best preformance. i cant remember where i read it, maybe on their website (???). i would try that first, if it still isnt doin anything, id take a look at your bioload, feeding, etc. i had to do a slight mod to mine to get anyhting in the collection cup, but i never really had that much of a bioload either..... hth
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:18 PM   #13
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ive read that putting the aqua c's in the sump make them not preform well
That's not true. As long as it is being fed surface water, it will not affect performance. My Aqua-C Remora starting really kicking butt when I added it to my sump. It's b/c it's in the first chamber, before my fuge, and skims the surface water pulled out by the overflow. DOC's accumulate at the surface. That is primarily why prefilter boxes are recommended for HOB skimmers if your using them in a display.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:36 PM   #14
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Mike is right there!! The more surface water that is put into the skimmer the better! Mine gets half of the water skimmed off the surface, the other half goes into my fuge.

Ahochan, I'm not familiar enough with the Aqua C Remora to have known it wasn't a venturi, using a maxi-jet I assumed it was. I have read now and see that it is a spray type skimmer...

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I have an aqua c _nano_ remora skimmer, and I haven't seen a surface skimmer available for it... does anyone know if one is available.

The skimmer is currently installed in the second chamber of the sump, quite close to the return pump. The reason it is not in the first chamber is that I made one very stupid mistake when setting up the tank, I put it too close to the wall, so there's not enough room behind the tank for it... D'oh!

A question to people who are feeding twice daily... how often/much do you do PVCs (I do 5 % / week). Also, I'm sure there are different opinions as to what constitutes a "small feeding"
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I do PWCs every other week. I usually do between 20% and 25% of total water volume. I would say that 5% isn't quite enough. Maybe 10%-15% a week would be better. If what you are doing is working for you though stick with it. As for the surface skimming what we are talking about is skimming the water that has been pulled off the surface of the display tank.
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the biggest issue I have seen effect skimmer collection is the cleaning of the collection cup itself. I find I have very good and consistant collection when I clean the cup every two to three days. Any longer then that and I notice a large decrease in prodution.
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Very good point!!! After a while the "gunk" skimate builds up in the riser tube and slows the bubbles making it all the way to the collection cup. I try and clean mine every couple of days too....
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the biggest issue I have seen effect skimmer collection is the cleaning of the collection cup itself. I find I have very good and consistant collection when I clean the cup every two to three days. Any longer then that and I notice a large decrease in prodution.
Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I think I'm seeing the opposite effect. When I clean out the collection cup, it seems to take a while before the skimming kicks in again.
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That can be true also...it's like a mini break-in period. I have found that after I clean out my cup and riser tube If I dry it out and off completely I get it skimming within an hour or so. Try drying it off with paper towels after you clean it next time and see if that helps!
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