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Default skimmate color??

whats the best color skimmate that your protein skimmer can produce??

more towards the green or brown spectrum
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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as dark as possible
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i wouldnt take advice from him

+1, the darker the better, the more "crap" is being taken out of the water column.
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i like mine dark the color of coffee, i don't like a dry foam like alot of people do. i don't mind emptying more often and it helps me feel better if i lose power. the more skimmate that makes it in the cup the less will flow back in to the water if the pump turns off.

edit also the thick stuff will make you gag, if you take a deep wiff of it youd probably throw up
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i only ask because i have mine running in my 'fuge for about 5 days now, and its producing a deep green....
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i only ask because i have mine running in my 'fuge for about 5 days now, and its producing a deep green....
do you have a algae problem because i usually get yellow to brown, with no green unless i have a algae bloom
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ive never heard of yellow skimmate... what kinda skimmer you got?
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diatoms are popping up for the first time, and my tanks almost a year old...i also have some hair algae that im trying to get rid of...im trying to cut back on total light, and someone also said that using flake flood can lead to excess phosphates?
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ive never heard of yellow skimmate... what kinda skimmer you got?
coralife 125 its not really a yellow just a very light brown.
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Dark brown here. It does stink a bit.
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