New PSK-150 skimmer

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well it has been 2 1/2 weeks since I started using the skimmer and after a break in period that seems to be just about ended I decided to empty the collection cup that was half full. It has been about 1 week since I emptied it last. The water was the color of strong tea and the tube was coated with a thick layer of sludge. I made one mistake while emptying the cup .... I smelled it.:sick: Almost returned lunch. Very happy with the performance considering it is running on a 85 gallon system with now 5 small fish. I will definitely not be smelling the skimmate since it now pretty well broken in.;D

    In my limited experience with skimmers this one is awesome, with far greater effectiveness and I paid about the same as I paid for my CPR Bak Pak that was used on my 26BF with a much heavier bioload to less effect.
     
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  3. jbb_00

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    "I smelled it " ....... LMAO!!!!



    BIG mistake, piece of advice - dont taste it, so I've been told
     
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    Trust me I have ABSOLUTELY no intent of attempting that foolishness.
     
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    the worst it smells, that best. that's how we all hobbyists like it :)
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I don't know if we like but at least it lets us know on skimmer is doing its job well.
     
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    OMG I literally almost fell out of my chair! ROFL!! I'm still giggling as I type this!!;D

    Glad to hear that it works. I'm going to put a psk-100h on my mantis tank.
     
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    I wanted to see how well it was doing compared to my Bak Pak. The skimmate from the Bak Pak rarely stunk. It is down right rancid now.
     
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    I love Eshopps! Wish I had known about them before I bought the skimmer for my DT.
     
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    I'm glad I went with them. The skimmers tend to be very sensitive, so go conservative during the break in period.
     
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    When you were breaking in did you have problems with overflowing the cup? You weren't kidding about the adjustment being touchy! I got my 100 set up on my 46 system and had it producing some foam that turned to dingy water in the cup. Left the room and came back to a flood. So now I have it adjusted so the water is just in the neck and the foam isn't really building well enough to climb the neck. It's working just like a brand new skimmer should though and when it breaks in I think I'm going to have to get a first hand sniff-o-sample of the effluent. ;D