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Old 12-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #11
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You empty it whenever it gets full

Usually, you will want to fine tune it so that you only need to empty 1 or 2 times per week. If you want to pull more skimmate, you can set it so it pulls more than that, but that usually seems about sufficient.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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Ok well it's been 3 days and it's only just barly a quarter full.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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sounds about right. You may want to raise the water level just a bit to pull a bit more.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #14
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Ok is it normal for a cheap skimmer to work goodi got it for 40 bucks.
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Based on the color of your skimmate, I am not sure it is working all that good. It depends on the tank and the pollutants of course. My skimmer pulls about a cup a week of skimmate, but it looks more like coffee in color, than your slightly stained skimmate in the pic, which I would say is about 98% water.
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So it may have some more breaking in or tuning
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #17
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yes, I would say it does for sure. It will take a couple weeks to fully break in. It has only be a few days. It is a new tank too, so you are just not getting as much skimmate as there just probably isn't a lot there.
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Ok thanks if I have anymore questions I will ask.
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My skimmer gets a good skim and then the bubbles drop why is it because my water evaps. So fast or what.
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Yes. If your water level is not kept constant you will have issues. Consider an ATO system.
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