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Old 08-24-2013, 03:23 AM   #21
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You could always go with a skimmer that has the optional automatic neck cleaner attachment..
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #22
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Ok. I won't have that skimmer next month. I'm changing my set up
So far I have not found or known anyone yet having a salt water tank without a skimmer.
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Before the green water I was cleaning it every few days
How did that go for you?
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On my Hydor, I taped a small nylon fitting into the cup for a drain that goes to a 5 gallon water jug. That way I can keep track of skim amounts, but not empty the cup daily. I still clean the head of my skimmer weekly, bubbles build back up within an hour and I get better skim when it's spotless.
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What I ment about not using that skimmer is that I'm getting ready to set up a sump and I'm upgrading skimmers
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #26
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On my Hydor, I taped a small nylon fitting into the cup for a drain that goes to a 5 gallon water jug. That way I can keep track of skim amounts, but not empty the cup daily. I still clean the head of my skimmer weekly, bubbles build back up within an hour and I get better skim when it's spotless.
I'll give that a try. Sounds like a good idea. When I shut my skimmer off it starts to bubble back up right away
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You have to have a reliable skimmer to do this. Sump based skimmers can just overflow with little damage, where one with a outside drain can cause a drop in salinity if it goes wild.
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where one with a outside drain can cause a drop in salinity if it goes wild.
Or drain the sump all over the floor.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #29
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Well then I guess I won't be doing that. I plan in getting a reef octopus
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #30
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Or drain the sump all over the floor.
Had that happen once. But have made changes to prevent the same from happening again. But better than emptying that nasty cup every day. My 500 gallons and big bio load works this skimmer.
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