03-01-2009, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jesterns2
its definetly not a new skimmer thats for sure. I believe I will need a new one. Question, being that I had a nitrate problem and it came from half of the old water and the unclean filters which have been cleaned there is a lot of junk (whatever builds in protein skimmers) could that cause me a nitrate problem and should i just toss it before i set the tank up again? How soon would i need a skimmer?
If organic waste was accumulated inside the neck of the skimmer, and then reintroduced into the aquarium where it was biologically processed....
Then without an established DSB, yes the junk in the skimmer could have caused a Nitrate spike.