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Old 08-17-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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oh no, skimmer failure!!!

My SeaClone protein skimmer is drip leaking from a coupling (after a whole 4 months of hard use), I've tried cleaning and so on...anyways, I ordered a Reef Octo. today.
My tank is a 90g fowler lightly stocked w/ a clown, 2 shrimp and a crab.

How long could I go w/ out a skimmer if I turn it off?
I have a really small HOB filter not in use. I also have a QT tank currently w/ a hippo in it.
any suggestions?
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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SeaClones don't have a good record..

I doubt that it'll go crazy for a few days without it.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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I would suggest trying to keep it up.. and while its doing minimal collecting, i would say do alot of water changes until you get the new skimmer and set it up.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:40 PM   #4
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I tore apart my seaclone put a guard on the pump and made it a power head...no kidding...JUNK
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Haha.. put it to good use. Hope that wasnt the PH that killed mr. humu humu ??

Also, your bioload shouldnt be too much since its a 90G tank and you have so little inhabitants. I think you should be fine with frequent water changes until you get the next skimmer.
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actually it was, I didnt have the guard on it then. R.I.P
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Wow.. so SeaClone not only killed itself.. but when you tried to put it back to work.. it killed your fish. Darn those SeaClones!
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Wow.. so SeaClone not only killed itself.. but when you tried to put it back to work.. it killed your fish. Darn those SeaClones!
+1 You just can't win with SeaClones.
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Lol.. its just a matter of time before they start taking over the SW industry. Then we're all screwed.
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I can place a cup underneath it, I'll just keep running it and watching the cup.
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