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Old 11-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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I just added the aqua c remora pro skimmer to my tank. Holy crap. Is there any way to make this thing quieter.

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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From the owner's manual:

Microbubbles and Noise
It is normal for the Remora to release microbubbles back to the tank, especially during the first week or two of operation. During this break-in period, the skimmer will also run louder than normal. You should see a decrease in microbubbles and noise after several days of operation.

I think "several days" is a bit optimistic, as skimmers can take up to a month to properly break in, but you should notice a reduction once it does..... just keep in mind that between the pump running, the air sucking, and the natural noise of a skimmer, it's not going to become whisper quiet.....


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I have the same skimmer and it did take a couple weeks no I can barely even hear it. Hang in there lol
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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I haver and love my remoras. Yeah, they tend to be a little noisy even after break on but I love how much it pulls from the water and cant find an alternative skimmer in that price range for a smaller tank without a sump.

It will quiet down quite a bit after a while though, like said above, just hang in there. lol
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:47 AM   #6
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All skimmers are going to be noisy when they're new. Give it a couple of weeks and it should quiet down.

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