01-06-2010, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by willieturnip
I heavily modified the skimmer on my nano tank earlier, in a hugely positive way. In no time it had sucked out tons of crud.
I then checked the salinity with my hydrometer (cheap, but for aquarium use). It was high, 1.028ish. I topped the tank up and the salinity went back to 1.024 or thereabouts.
My skimmer is now not foaming whatsoever. It is bubbling up a bit, but certainly not how it was or how I expect it too.
Could it be that the hydrometer is inaccurate causing me to have the tank at an extremely low salinity, which is in turn stopping the skimmer from functioning correctly? This is just a stab in the dark - I know that skimmers don't foam in freshwater like they do in salt.
Edit: Oops, wrong sub-forum.
EDIT: Arrgghh, that was meant to be an edit! In all fairness it is 3:30am..
Edit: It's started kicking foam out again. I'm not even sure if it ever stopped anymore, I need some sleep.
Last edited by willieturnip; 01-06-2010 at 09:35 PM..