cant get skimmate when dosing microbe lift

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  1. mandarinman

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    i have been dosing other bacteria sources and getting some skimmate in my boyu's skimmer. i started dosing microbe lift and no skimmate is getting generated. i read the bottle and it says reduces skimmate or something similar. i must say tank is looking clearer since i started dosing it. this is also while i have been carbon dosing(since i started the tank i have been bacteria and carbon dosing.)
     
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  3. gaboon

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    You need a really good skimmer when carbon dosing, I don't think the boyu is sufficient
     
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    I'm with Gaboon. Unfortunately and not trying to be a skimmer snob they are not very good skimmers. Your tank may also have a low bioload hence it not skimming or the skimmer may be too new and needs to run in a bit.
     
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  6. mandarinman

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    the skimmer in my boyu is running with two redsea wooden airstones and a double airpump imstead of the normal pump and there is no dirty foam forming at all. and let me tell you i know how to make skimmers work well.
     
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    with the two airstones i am now getting more skimmate
     
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    so after you put the 2 airstones its skimming better now?
     
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    yes, more bubbles = more skimate
     
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    the bubbles are finer but the volume of bubbles is the same
     
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