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Old 08-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Skimmer question

Is it better the leave the inside all gunked up or is it better for the foam to grab and rise through a clean surface?
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I'd assume a clean one would work better, very well could be wrong though, maybe telling type and brand of skimmer will help people more
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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I wipe down the neck of my skimmer when doing maintanence and it seems to work just fine.
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It's a sea clone. I just seen conflicting you tube videos on the interior part. Some said you need some gunk for it to cling to some said it needs to be clean
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Sea clones are a bit touchy from what I've read. Mine seems to pull better when it's clean, I'm running an eshopps currently.

On my 55g I run a remora and I've never cleaned the inside, but it also pulls a good amount of skimmate.

Clean it and see what happens.
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Ok ill try and see thanks
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Worth a shot. That way you can see the difference.

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It stopped working all together does it have to break in again?
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It shouldnt. :-( Maybe a slight adjustment?
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I got the foam at the base of the cup but it's not going up the inner tube. Im just going to see how it works overnight I think I might of cleaned it a little to good
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