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Old 09-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #21
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:36 PM   #22
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Well, 24hrs and no skimmate, guess Ill wait another 24 hrs.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:42 PM   #23
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Brand new skimmers need to go through the break in period.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:14 PM   #24
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Ive gone through this before on other skimmers, but it only took 5-8 hours. What exactly does a break in period do to a skimmer anyways.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:21 PM   #25
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Removes oils from the inside I think, I have a link saved some where that explains the whole thing.

**EDIT** LOL, I just read through the article I have saved, covers everything BUT the break-in period, here's the link just for the fun of it: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-0...ture/index.php.

Here's a thread from AA that covers it: Protein skimmer not working..
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:02 PM   #26
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:57 AM   #27
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Four days, seven hours but finally producing skimmate and I have a new impeller in route to boot.
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Good to hear. I wonder how your skimmer compared to my seaclone when yours WASN'T skimming, still better I bet. That's just how bad seaclones are, seriously lol.
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Oh yeah, I had a seaclone 150 and that was horendous>
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