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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by dj23bol, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. dj23bol

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    So evidently when i cleaned the skimmer I didn't do a good enough job, id noticed it wasn't skimming right and didn't look like enough air was being made so when i checked the venturi tube and in the plastic part there was a collection of what looked like black crystallized salt, anyway smashed it out and boom working better!
    Pic because it's rude not to post a pic [​IMG]

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    Yes it is rude not to

    Ever thought of extended the waste pipe from the skimmer cup ?
     
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    I think eventually when the tanks up and running fully and stocked I will extend it off to the side into a bottle or something but for now im happy to leave it how it is as its not producing that much skim

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    yeah i ran mine into an old milk bottle
     
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    Love the scape DJs...... the other thing i love is learning something new! I always wondered what the pipe was for coming off the skimmer..... never could quite work out what it was for :) although i like to clean mine out every couple of days so never had an issue of overflow :-D
     
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  6. dj23bol

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    Hmm so still struggling with the skimmer and I was like, the water level doesn't change with the adjustment knob, and it just doesn't look right! Turns out after studying photos online I'm missing the bung for the second hole on the skimmer body! Made a temp replacement and its now holding level in the skimmer neck. I've also put the skimmer in the return section of the sump as im wanting to turn the centre section into a fuge.

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    Sooooo starting to get bits of green algae so here comes the good stuff went and picked up some hermit crabs and snails today also got an utter chaos frag and a large rock of GSP (mainly got it to seed the tank with pods) still waiting for the Gsp to open but the utter chaos has opened straight up! Also got a new frag rack [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    GSP opening up today and the urge to buy more corals is strong LMAO [​IMG]

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  9. penzo

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    patience Dave lol
     
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    Im trying my best LMAO! No fish as of yet think I'm going to start on a pair of clowns and then that will be it for fish for a couple months while the tank matures alittle more, i cant promise I won't go coral mad however haha I've taken quite a liking to zoas at the minute so my frag rack might wind up holding a couple haha

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    Like zoas too , some go for silly money
     
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    I have some when I frag I’ll let you know
     
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    Yeah definitely! Im going to be giving Sps a whirl this time aswell eventually when the tanks matured and stable

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    Today's FTS and a better picture of the GSP with the whites turned on, the white sure do make it easier to get decent photos I will miss them when I change them out haha[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Rowaphos is a nightmare!! Omg now I remember why I stopped using it last time haha! Mainly my fault this time my reactor was too power full and I've managed to cover my sump in rowa not once! Not twice! But three bloody times haha so now it's sat in a media bag inside a smaller reactor I've got.... man it's tested my patience these past two days! Any way on my way to pick up a pair of clowns and some zoas of a friend later on who's shutting down his new tank ...

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    Yeah I only used it a few times and never again
     
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    What you using instead buddy?

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    Remember Dave we all like pics.lol.
     
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    Been and got the clowns they seem to have settled quite well pretty quick the zoas have been in a sorry state in his tank for a few weeks only a small patch of them open they are radio active dragonflys I think... but gave them a good going over and there's no pests so something else is a miss he's only recently set up so i took a gamble that it's something he's done and I was correct I tested the water when i got it home and the salinity was off the chart! Like mega high so im guessing that's the issue with the zoas. Only time will tell, will add some pictures tomorrow when everything has settled and the main lights are on :)

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  20. jim_fitz

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    i now use ATI phosphate remover

    much cleaner and half the price
     
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