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Old 08-12-2011, 01:15 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, 03:26 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, 03:45 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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Old 08-12-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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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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Old 08-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #11
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It usually takes about a day to see what any adjustments you made are doing on a skimmer
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Ok the verdict is that it works better now that I cleaned it.
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Good to hear. Looks much nicer clean anyways doesnt it? lol
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Yea sure does lol
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i have one of the new c skim 1800 and it has a built in spray ring all i need to do is turn a tap and it will self clean i was told to clean it 2/3 times a week by the sales rep as for the foam not making it up the inner tube you can tap the outlet of your skimmer that will rase the water hight and rase the foam also you can try a air pump o give a little extra air in if that works try adding a ozone pump my skimmer works so much better with one
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