Just a quick question on skimmers. I have recently bought a new skimmer about 4 weeks ago. I've been struggling with high nitrates and my old one just wasn't skimming anything.
The skimmer (a bubble magus C3.5) skimmed lots of muck out for the first 2.5 weeks whilst I've been dosing Zeostart 2 and Zeobak now into week 4 and the skimmer is hardly removing anything.
I have added activated carbon recently and is sitting in the first chamber if my sump which is the chamber before the skimmer. Could this be the reason? I'm still running the zeo products so would expect to see at least a little sludge as that what it designed to do.
My Trates have dropped slightly to 20-40ppm so again I would have thought I would be seeing more skim waste.
My tank is 200ltrs and the skimmer is rated up to 300ltrs
I set the skimmer so the bubbles are just below the collection cup do when the wasted collects the fresh bubbles push it over the top into the collection cup.
What's your thoughts guys
Many thanks in advance