Skimmer questions.

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers' started by elweshomayor, Jun 22, 2016.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I'd start removing fish now to reduce your bioload with the skimmer helping out. Even though there small those fish create a ton of waste and if your tank can't handle the bioload and export nutrients then you'll be playing catch up for a long time. Once the nutrients get under control you'll see what your tank can handle as far as a bioload goes. I'd avoid the anthias.
     
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  3. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    It seems to me that everyone is pointing you in the right direction. Although taking advice like reducing the number of fish can be hard to hear that will certainly help your issues, at least in the short term. It would be helpful to let us know how much rock you have in the system since this is a big factor in breaking down waste. Most recommend 1-1 1/2 lbs per gallon. Adding Cheato to the sump for nutrient export is a very effective way to handle your problem in combination with everything else.....it s a system, not a collection of parts! As you evaluate all of these things, you may also want to re evaluate how you feed, paying particular attention to how much food gets to the bottom of the tank as you feed. Do you have any scavengers to handle any excess food? Please keep posting, particularly as your issues resolve so that we can all learn from how you handled things.
     
  4. mr_tap_water

    mr_tap_water Astrea Snail

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    Fish kid2 Plankton

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    How do I post a question?
     
  6. Lovemyreef2015

    Lovemyreef2015 Flamingo Tongue

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    Click on forums, scroll down and click on which topic is related to your question. On the top of the page hit Post New Thread. Hope this helps.
     
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