Aquanaut skimmers

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  1. Jinx

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    Does anyone know anything about the aquanuat skimmer range?
     
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    I don't know the skimmer personally, Jinx - I have seen them in action in Cape Town, though. And I had a quick read-up on them.

    They seem to be a worthy alternative to the ReefOcto/ReefTek/Bubble Magus ranges of skimmers.

    They do indeed have a needle-wheel pump, and the design looks very much like a ReefOctopus skimmer.
     
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    The AquaNaut skimmers are very nice skimmers IMO.They come standard with pinwheel impellors and Halea pumps..Price is excellent.
     
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    Thanks I've got one now,but can't get it to skim ?
     
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    Where's the water level on the INSIDE of the skimmer, Jinx? How much lifestock do you have in the tank?
    Does the skimmer have gazillions of tiny tiny white bubbles inside the skimmer body?
    IS the skimmer internal or external?
     
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    yeah there is a lot of white foam inside the body.....level is just under the collection cup.

    If got some corals and fish in my tank....I really think it should skim,because my no3 level is also high.
     
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    Oh and it is external...
     
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    Ok.After you bought the skimmer, did you just connect it up to your system?
    If yes to above question, then Disconnect it and run it in some warm water with vinegar.Reason being, there is some factory oils in the pumps and fittings which needs to be removed.This oils wont allow skimmer to skim properly and will take some time longer for the skimmer to "kick in".By running the skimmer in warm water and vinegar, the oils are removed allowing skimmer to start skimming almost immediatly.
    Just be sure to rins the skimmer out after running it in vinegar..
     
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    Should I give it a shot??I just hooked it up after I bought it,how long will it take to skim?
     
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    Ok thanks the skimmer is skimming o.k now..The thread my be closed please
     
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