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Old 06-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #21
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I ordered it offline I don't even know if I can return it. What are good skimmer brands

What size is your system, do you have a sump, what are you keeping now, what do you plan on keeping, how much live rock?
What is your budget?
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:35 PM   #22
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It's a 75 gallon with 2 emporer 400 about 50 pounds live rock no fish yet its still cycling but it going to be just one lionfish
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:35 PM   #23
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O budget is like 100 bucks minimum and no sump
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Sounds like you dont have a sump. I would suggest:
Bubble Magus NAC 5e, or Aqua C Remora or Reef Octopus BH2000. There are plenty of good choices out there on the used market as well. Honestly the best bang for your buck would probably the Bubble Magus.
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My best advice to you is to get the bubble Magus, they are around $114.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:44 PM   #26
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Ok I'll look those up but do you think I should wait and see if it kicks in
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Since there is no bio load in your tank, there isnt any fish-made waste for the skimmer to remove. Without waste in the tank, there is nothing to foam up. Its like putting bubble bath in a tub, the spraying water might make some small bubbles, but it wont foam until the soap is added.

OK, so we know you have nice clean water and no waste, but do a quick google on SeaClone skimmers. You will likely not find one positive post about them. They are so awesomely bad that they should be withdrawn from market. If you can either return it or sell it, you will be much happier in the long run, and your tank will be healthier. SeaClones just dont work.
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O well there is bacteria in the tank it's .5 ammo maxed out nitrite and 10 nitrate
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If returning it is not a option I did some mods on one that helped it out tremendously
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Bacteria is not what the skimmer is removing, its removing dissolved fish poop. The bacteria will colonize the rock and sand, and will do their best to eat whatever waste they can, but it's the skimmer's job to remove the actual fish waste. That of course requires there to be waste to remove.

How did you start your cycle, did you use live rock, did you add pure ammonia, did you put a piece of fish meat into the tank?
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