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post #342 of 436 Old 03-12-2013, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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All my parts are in. Im going to replace tomorrow night. I know you can use vinegar to break the skimmer in faster. Do i just soak it for a few hours or does it need to run correctly? Can it be a water vinegar mixture as i dont have a whole lot of vinegar? Will soaking it/running it for just 6 hours really help? (if someone happens to see this by the morning ill soak it until i get home.)
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It should be fine soaking for a few hours. Did you run it with the vinegar? I usually just clean it with vinegar, and start running it on my tank. It usually takes me about two weeks to get a consistent skimmate after the break in period...



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So this is where im at after a few days. I assume its pretty good for breaking in. All did was just rinse it with a vinegar water mix.

I should keep the buildup in the cups "neck" clean correct?


This is where the algea is since Wednesday as well :(
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Yea, keep the neck cleaned out. I only do my once a week though.
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Maybe a dumb question. If temp, and sg are the same in my qt as my DT and I use the same water for WC do I need to really acclimate fish from my qt going into the DT? If so how long? As I don't have anything to go by (matching the LFS waters parameters to mine is one thing I usually do)
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post #347 of 436 Old 03-16-2013, 05:03 PM
No need for acclimation. Just net em and put em in.
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Well they have been in since shortly after your post and doing great. I kinda thought the big clown would be a pest but she does not bother anyone.

Waiting for the cyano to clear. I think the skimmer is helping for sure, but its still early to tell. Once all is clean im heading to a big fish store 1.5 hrs away to hopefully get some harder corals and some more fish. I really want frogspawn and some other LPS and some.

I bought a new cover for the lights and the difference is insane. Best $20 so far I think. Old one on the left


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That Watchman is gorgeous!



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That Watchman is gorgeous!
Thank You!

He is alot more active then I thought he would be, and he is always chilling up front watching us ha. I wanted to get him a pistol (for a YWG it would be a tiger pistol right?) but I think I may not for a few reasons:

Im scared he may hurt my cleaner shrimp.
Im scared he will topple all the rocks. Im not sure That everything is secure enough and I have not had the best of luck with glue or putty.

So I may just leave him alone.

Im also concerned he does not get enough food.The Clowns and six line get almost everything before it reaches him and he wont let me spot feed him.
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