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post #21 of 26 Old 10-16-2008, 12:58 PM
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Do you have a pump in your sump pulling water through the hose out of the tank? If so, I don't see why the surface skimmer I showed you wouldn't work. If it's just working as a siphon, I'm not sure how well it will work, but it still would probably be better than letting all of that slime stay there. I think it's worth a shot. You could also try using a spray bar as your output instead of just a hose in order to cause more surface agitation. Installation Set 2 from this link is an example of a spray bar:

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post #22 of 26 Old 10-16-2008, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, i have a sump pulling water through the hose and out of the tank.. and the water will go to my overflow box when it gets overflowed..

what do you suggest that i should use for my tank?

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post #23 of 26 Old 10-16-2008, 04:38 PM
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I think you should give that surface skimmer (or something similar) a shot. I've read a lot of cases where people with very little surface agitation (usually in heavily planted tanks) had a lot of gunk building up at the surface and bought surface skimmers for canister filters and used them with a lot of success. I think it would work well for you. You might also want to get the spray bar as well, since you've got a heavily stocked mbuna tank. All those fish will use a lot of oxygen, so having a lot of surface agitation certainly wouldn't hurt.

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post #24 of 26 Old 10-16-2008, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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ok.. thanks alot.. is surface skimmer and spray bar not in one?
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post #25 of 26 Old 10-17-2008, 08:54 AM
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Nope...those two links I showed you are two different items. The surface skimmer goes on the intake hose, the spray bar goes on the output. You might not need both but it probably wouldn't hurt.

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post #26 of 26 Old 10-17-2008, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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the black hose that you see is the output, so i just need the spray bar.. am i right? sorry for all this troubles..
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