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Fireworks 10-14-2005 03:33 PM

New skimmer
 
How long should a new skimmer (Euro-Reef) run before it settles down and begins to work? Mine has been running for 48 hours and it is still overflowing white foam everywhere. TIA Jamie

AndyH5512 10-14-2005 04:34 PM

I just got a Euro-Reef last week, and it is skimming like mad. I think the directions I got said to let it go for 4 hours before adjusting it, then follow what they say depending on what kind of foam youre looking for.

Brad 10-14-2005 06:40 PM

My Euro Reef foamed heavily for about 2 days before it began to settle down. Even beyond that, it took nearly a week before bubbles stopped escaping out the outflow.

Fireworks 10-14-2005 07:47 PM

Thanks, I guess I'll just give it more time.

AndyH5512 10-14-2005 11:23 PM

That is your best bet. Let some slime build up in it. I will say that the skimmate/foam that comes out of mine stinks unless I clean it every other day. I feel better knowing that junk is not in the water.


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