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Old 11-30-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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crazy protein skimmer!!!

hey guys..im on my 3rd week of cycling right now..everything is going fine..then i added my liverocks, i added it just now because i went low on budget..but anyway, all of the sudden when i got back from school my protein skimmer was overflowing from the waste cup..then it started bubbling like crazy..this wasn't happening before i added my liverocks..and also i put water conditioner in my tank beacuse i used tap water..do you guys know what is happening with my skimmer..is it doing its job???..TIA..
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Water conditioner can cause this. Its the skimmers job.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:49 AM   #3
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does the water conditioner and skimmer working together?..or the skimmer is fixing my quality of water..are you saying that i should have not used a water conditioner..from the time i came home from school the bubbles subsided dramatically..but it has some more purifying to do..
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:54 AM   #4
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Why did you add the live rock in the 3rd week of cycling?
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i ran out of funds..i have to suck it up til i have money for the live rocks..i know its not the best thing to do..
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:39 AM   #6
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so do i have to start all over again..wait for another months or so???..
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I would suggest using RO/DI water so you do not have to use water conditioner, if the conditioner is the problem. RO/DI is the best option for any SW tank anyway, IMO.

And no, you don't have to start all over.
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