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  1. #1

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
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    So I've tried a search in this forum but when I type the words 'skimmer cleaning' I get alot of posts about skimmers and after an hour I decided just to ask. When the collection cup is full I am emptying it and then rinsing and drying it out. I am doing this with tap water and paper towels. Then a thought struck me, I wouldn't do this to my freshwater set-up.
    My thinking is that the collection cup isn't part of the BB filteration system so cleaning it with tap water and drying it throughly before screwing it back on can't hurt.
    Now I have second thoughts just because when I clean my freshwater filters I would never do that, used tank water or treated water is the way I have been taught at the AC.
    Yes I'm sucking up.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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    Think of your skimmer as a mechanical means to acheive biological filtration, (no bacteria required). Cleaning a skimmer in FW will not hurt anything. It's your live rock that holds your bacteria.

    I clean my skimmer cup in fresh water once or twice a week. Every three to six months I take out the whole skimmer and clean it in FW until it looks new again and run the pump in some vinigar water to make sure it gets a good cleaning as well. After a lot of rinsing in RO water, I put it back in sump and it works as as good as new.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  3. #3

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    Thanks for the peace of mind Cliff. Thats how I too thought of it. All of a sudden I started thinking, Is this the right way? Saltwater is a real learning experience. Glad your here bud.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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