Blue skimmate

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  1. deadmeat2016

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    Filled my new 880l tank 2 days ago, had an ati powercone running and it produced blue skimmate, I **** you not...***, its blue like sky blue, bout a liter
     
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    blue skimmate would indicate a medicine was used in the tank or a additive with a blue dye.. skimmers are extreemly effiecient i pulling dyed substances out of the water...

    would also love to see the pic..
     
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    with leslie on this, id say medication at some stage in the tanks history. My ati only ever pulls out deep black skimate:)
     
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    rahh thats what i was thinking, I should have taken a pic but was so shocked to get the cup empty and didnt hav a camera.

    Will keep you guys updated but as i said, the tank was just filled with half NSW and half gordons bay tapwater which should be good as its mountain water right? could it not be chlorine?
     
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    Is the substrate, tank or any other hardware, even live rock second hand from another reefer?
     
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    no matter where it was collected, municipal water still goes through treatment so nasty stuff still gets added.

    Have you dosed anyhting at all?
     
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    is the tanks silicon stained blue from Methylene Blue, often used as a fresh water ich cure?
     
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    Whatever it is, its being removed and it is blue!!
    21174e7362ec36eaf.jpg 21174e73630392305.jpg
     
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    Did someone poor a bottle of windex in your tank to try to 'clean' it?
     
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    Bud with a skimmer like that you supposed to dose Vodka not Black Sambuca.:whistling:
     
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    Thats the strangest thing i have seen in ages
     
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    just a question: what are the condition of the pipes in your tank? could they not be a problem? far out but worth checking...
     
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    good skimmer that :)
     
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    As I sais the tank is newly filled, piping is usual blue pvc, not dosed anythin, got a bit of live rock frm old tank, never used copper treatment in my life, still skimming blue!
     
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    Did they use marine silicone for the new tank?
     
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    seems like copper
     

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