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Old 04-23-2011, 12:12 AM   #1
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is Protein skimmer doing its job??

I just set up a 76gal tank oceanic bowfront about three weeks ago and most of my live rock and live sand and sail fin tang came from my 50 gal which had a back pack protein skimmer. My new set up has a a sump and a bigger protein skimmer which is inside the sump, I noticed the protein skimmer (although working) is not creating the foam that the back pack used to create. Is this normal due to the fact that is a new set up and about 60% percent of the water is new. I have no corrals not yet! Still waiting , 1 sail fin tang and six damselfish been in there for about a week they look happy and healthy but I'm concerned that my protein skimmer might not be doing it's job. Parameters are nitrites 0, nitrates 40 ppm. Ph 8.0 Please advise
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
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If the skimmer was new it takes a while for them to break in
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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+1 It does take some time for a new skimmer to break in. You may also want to check that it is at the correct height in the water as that will make a difference too.
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That was it thanx
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