01-31-2007, 08:55 AM
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Re: ?'s on skimmer and uv sterilizer
Originally Posted by Marine1
I just got rid of my Prizm Skimmer (POS) and bought a Coralife Super Skimmer. I realize that skimmers take a few days to break in, but my skimmer (the Coralife) doesn't seem to be doing much. Shouldn't it be bubbling? I don't have any fish in the tank right now could that be the reason (no waste). I only have some hermit crabs, snails, starfish, and a cleaner shrimp. Waiting for ich to go away (6 weeks; fish in HT). The water flow is wide open and the valve on the powerhead is at about 50% (what directions idicated to do).
I also bought a Turbo Twist UV Sterilizer 9w. Any of you that have one of these, are they supposed to make a low buzzing noise? At night when there is no background noise the Turbo Twist sounds loud. Is this normal??
Thanks in advance for any input.
I also have the CL 220 super skimmer and it took about a week before it did anything. as for the UV sterilizer I have the same one and mine has never made even a sound. I can never hear it. You might want to take that back and exchange it.