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Old 05-23-2010, 06:07 AM   #341
 
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okay. But some of net freinds have helped me through sending stuff. They like to help india grow through marine aquariums. So i thought u r like one of them who wants India to grow.. Anyways lets get back to important points mentioned below.

My Remora is not skimming pretty well. Its just very little tea coloured skimmate. My Nitrates is still high at 25ppm. What this skimmer is supposed to do? I have read so good reviews about it in marinedepot etc, why not its working for me?

My Internal Protein Skimmer infact was producing much darker skimmate, i dont know whether its my powerhead 1000 L/hr, which i am using is Hongkong made, brand JUN is the culprit.

Do i need to change my powerhead to increase (local brand)1800 L/hr. coz Maxijet1200 does not works here in India as per Mr. Steve of AquaC Remora.(power supply watts problem, its different from USA in India).
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:10 PM   #342
 
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Can you post a photo of this skimmer?
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:39 AM   #343
 
I ducked out of this thread a while back and just popped by to see how things were going.

I was intending to offer some thoughts and advice, but then reading how you talked to bettababy I remembered why I left this thread in the first place.

I'm finding it extremely hard to find the self restraint not to get extremely aggressive in an very personal way.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:33 AM   #344
 
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okay thanks bettababy. I can show u some old pics. of the 2 comparison.



I have added a new powerhead to skimmer, the last one was useless for this purpose, the new powerhead is also making noise when connected to the skimmer, as i heard everywhere in the net, that remora makes noise but it was not making making any noise when connected with earlier JUN powerhead.

The old powerhead was 1000L/hr(or might be 600L/hr) but the new one is 1400L/Hr thats great and the bubles are more in the skimmer.

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:41 AM   #345
 
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Thanks.

Latest Test Results :

nitrates : 35ppm
phosphate : 2mg/l(increased in last 2 weeks)
calcium : 460ppm
alkalinity: 9 dkh

i sometime use top filter with floss to clean floating dirt on my tank, it increases my tank nitrates though i wash the floss every 24hrs or 48hrs. Still.

dinoflagates????

what are these like brown hair algae dusty type on my rocks and glass. Looks snotty less than half inch long on back glass.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:44 AM   #346
 
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what are these ? algaes.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #347
 
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what are these ? algaes.dinos...

suggestion plz.

link idea on reef central , i might be suffering the same thing.
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...=731943&page=3
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:34 PM   #348
 
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What are you feeding the fish in this tank? How much and how often?

The difference in coloration in the skimmer cup contents will reflect what the skimmer is removing. When the contents lightens in coloration that usually means the heavy protein levels have decreased... however, that does not mean your overall waste levels have decreased. A skimmer cannot pull all types of waste out of the tank.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #349
 
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I am feeding Ocean Nutrition 1 & 2 once daily.

Okay for skimmer now workinv better after changing the pump. See above post.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:31 AM   #350
 
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i might use "seachem phosban" in near future.

Just cleaned all the rocks today being a holiday(sunday) in replacement water in plastic tub, cleaned the back and side glass with normal white cotton.

Will increase by purchading more powerful powerhead.
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