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Old 06-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Skimmer question

How long does it usually take for a new skimmer to start making foam?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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some take a couple days to break in some a week or two it depends on the model which one do you have?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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i had one of those it took about 3-4 days to break in but i'll tell you i wasnt very happy with it and ended up getting another one
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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if you have a friend that has a skiller on his/her SW setup, then take some skimmate from theirs and rub it on the neck of the cup and skimmer. it will keep the break in time short
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:52 PM   #6
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O really how can u tell if it's not working to good? And if my tank finishes cycling this weekend before the skimmer is doing it's thing can I still add fish? I think I can but this is my first saltwater tank
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you shouldn't add fish untill the cycle is done
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yea you can a protein skimmer isnt really NEEDED item to have but it does do a great job of breaking down disolved organics and removing them from the tank
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you shouldn't add fish untill the cycle is done
he said IF it finishes and also with my seaclone i was constantly having to adjust it to create skim and when it did skim it wasnt very good at it
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ohhhhhh lol oops i read wrong.

its been a long week so far
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