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Old 04-15-2014, 10:33 PM   #11
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No, I'm saying how I run mine, just an opinion as I said, I think sometimes they remove to much, that's all I'm saying

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Gotcha I feel mines right about in the middle as well. Does your skimmate always smell exceptionally gross?
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Makes me want to puke sometimes, always bad smell. I tried going wetter, but didn't seem to get dark production, kind of in between, with little smell, and the cup filled often

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Makes me want to puke sometimes, always bad smell. I tried going wetter, but didn't seem to get dark production, kind of in between, with little smell, and the cup filled often

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See that's what I'm getting. It never really makes me want to puke lol. Whenever I see friends skimmers and the nastiness it makes me want to puke. Hmm maybe ill dial it back a little.
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When it finally produced the "wife hates skimmer cleaning time" level of yuck, was literally when I finally got it right between wet and dry... I wondered if maybe it kept pushing stuff to the top of the bubble column a bit longer before it hit the cup, pulling more out, but I don't know the science of it. As long as it makes me make that face when I clean it, I'm thinking it's doing that I want.

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:46 PM   #15
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I think to each their own. Until some type of study is done on it, no one will really know which way is for definite better. I guess the next couple days ill tweak it Til I get a good level. At the moment I'm pulling an almost full cup every 3-4 days
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Mine is about the same, time wise. I'm thinking about diluting some (1/100) skimmate with water to try on some of the plants outside, it might make a great fertilizer if I can get the ratio correct. Let me know how yours does after you tweak it some, maybe between us we can figure some of the effectiveness of it both ways

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This is two days worth in the cup, if it tells you anything

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Protein skimming:Wet or Dry

Sounds good. That's actually a great idea about using it for plants. Don't think I'd trust using it in my dart frog viv though :/
Edit: gross haha, ill get a pic of mine up in a few
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I wouldn't either, they are beautiful little creatures, but a bit fragile if memory serves

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They definitely are, I've had mine a little over a year now. Here's what my skimmers skim looks like
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