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04-10-2012, 12:41 AM
Originally Posted by dlhirst
Barb, if this is a protein skimmer, and you have no livestock in your tank yet (as other posts suggest), there really can't be a reason to run the skimmer just yet. I guess, perhaps, just to know that it runs. But, until you have some organic waste in the tank, there is nothing for the skimmer to skim. As long as you understand that, and you're not looking for anything to collect in the cup. I only know this because I was frustrated trying to get my skimmer to work in a brand new tank just a couple short years ago...
Thanks Don. Have had others suggest to let the skimmer run during the cycle to let it break in. Think will give it some time before running it, although still will need to figure out how to get it set properly. Know that I proabably will not pull a lot of stuff right away, although for awhile I do think that it was pulling stuff out.
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