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  1. #1

    Default Skimmer seams to be working fine


    0 Not allowed!
    The below pic is from the 3 days of use on my 180 gallon set-up since I last cleaned and emptied the cup. To put it in prospective, that cup will hold somewhere between 3/4 and 1 gallon. I wish I could describe the smell.

    I'm sure glad that is not in my water



    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    How often do you have to clean it?
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

  3. #3

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    On average, about 2 twice a week. I have it set to produce a little on the wetter side for skimate. I can let it skim for a week before the cup is full, but then I can smell it
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    0 Not allowed!
    I'll have to try that, if the smell won't be too strong
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  6. #6

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    just hang one of those car rear view mirror air fresheners above it...
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    How to cycle without fishies!

  7. #7

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    LOL, I'd need a lot of air freshers for that smell
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  8. #8

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    0 Not allowed!
    If it smells as bad as it looks i have no doubt about that,
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

  9. #9

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    0 Not allowed!
    A gallon! Wow that is one large skimmer.
    I empty mine about once a week (it's only a 55 gallon tank), but I've never noticed an odour. Maybe it's the cigars I indulge in?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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  10. #10

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    0 Not allowed!
    The skimmer cup and body are actually from a Skimz 251 skimmer. The reason (I would guess) why the cup is as big as it is, is that the manufacture had designed the original body and cup (when used with the two original Skimz pumps) indenting it for a 600 to 900 gallon set-up. That was one of the big features that I liked when I got this skimmer. Should I ever decide to up-grade my tank, I only need to up-grade the pumps on the skimmer and save some cash. that, and I can set the skimmer to make really wet skimmate and not worry about it overflowing

    I think the smell really comes from the fact I have one very heavy stocked tank so there's more "stuff" to skim out of the water.
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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