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Old 09-18-2005, 04:37 AM   #1
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How long should you leave them on for?

Mine is so noisy I cannot leave it on when we are in the lounge!!! Was thinking about putting it on a timer to run in the afternoon and then from about 11pm all night till about 8 am.

Any advice welcome

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Old 09-18-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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Any skimming is better than no skimming at all. Some people forego the whole issue. I would not recommend that, though. You could always manually regulate the simmer so when youre not in the lounge, you get extra skimming.
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Most skimmers will quiet down over time. I don't think there's any harm running it fewer hours, but obviously more skimming is better. You could go to a smaller/quieter skimmer, move the skimmer to a sump, or baffle the noise somehow.
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Can you tell what the sorce of the noise is? like the pump?
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Can you tell what the sorce of the noise is? like the pump?
I would say that the source of the noise is the pump as it is a loud vibration.

I can her the gurgling of the bubbles, but that isnt too loud.
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what kind of pump? replace it? dampen the noise?
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