Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Sep 14, 2005.
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How often do you clean your skimmer?
Every couple of days usually, I rinse & wipe out the cup and wipe down the tower. I've found I get better skimmate when the tower is clean!
Ditto here! Wipe out the tower, I try for every other day...but, I am human :-/ ;D
Same here, I get about 1/2 the cup every 3 - 4 days. That's a good time to clean the skimmer when I empty the cup. I don't even have to take it out of the sump. I use a 3/4" nap plastic core paint roller cover. Fits right over the center lift tube and cleans the bubble chamber clean as a whistle! ;D
Like Vamp75 said, better skimmate on a clean plenum, not to mention i am still trying to adjust my Valve gate mod on my G3.
well...latley ive been bad just cleaning it when it gets full...which is only about 1-2 weeks...but usually i clean every time i does every 3-4 days
every few days
Lets get real I unlug it and do a job of it . Water vinegar rinsing, wipping it , looking at the washers. I mostly do that once a month.
once or twice a week is all i currently need to clean the skimmer, not much skimmate yet with a powerful skimmer and small biolad. But the filter sock needs to be washed like every 2 to 3 days
As far as taking it out and using vinegar and all that deep cleaning...Once a year, maybe. I clean the cup and neck out every few days. Skimmer produces the same all year long. So if it ain't broke, don't fix it
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