Chronic Skimmate smell

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by PeterL, 26 May 2010.

  1. PeterL

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    Has anyone actually :020: whilst cleaning out their skimmer cup?
    I was cleaning out my cup the other day and nearly blew some chunky pieces...The smell was seriously rank - I was just wondering if anyone with a weak stomach, or not so weak fr that matter, had the smell just hit them in a way which made them get sick.:001_stongue:
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    there is a youtube vid of some idiot drinking skimmate somewhere !
     
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    my skimmate is terrible... use it for fertiliser
     
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    hahaha

    :roflmao: off to youtube lol. I cleaned my skimmer cup once when really hung over and was re introduced to my breakfast.
     
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    I won't say I got sick, but it can get really bad sometimes. Nearly blew chunks picking up dog crap the other day.:yeahdude:
     
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    - gag - gag -

    Forget the skimmate making you sick, simply the thought of getting close enough to drink it is already got me feeling the burpy sensation just before you puke...What makes this so funny is that we all have to clean the nasty cup every now and then and it isn't at all pleasant.
     
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    Im only allowed to clean the skimmer after the wife leaves in the morning.
     
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    i get sneaky and blame the neighbours or some such thing .....

    here is the vid link

     
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    :lol::lol:

    there is nothing funnier than hearing the close calls and knowing how people battel with the bad smells.
    It is sort of like watching someone hit their finger with a hammer - twice...It isn't funny at all but it is an involantary reaction to laugh
     
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    Once I cleaned out the skimmer cup in the toilet in our main bedroom. Non-reefer nearly had a heart attack, thinking it was me that made the smell.:)
     
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    hahaha

    jus checked the vid, :eek: stomach is a bit 'active' now
     
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    savage stuff... also gagged in a hungover state.
    skimmer juice is brilliant for dieting tho! 1 good whiff and its guaranteed to put you off eating!
     
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    :puke:

    That shit is crazy
     
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    Pitty we are blocked to the video's at work, will have a look at home...
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: thought I was alone on trying to explain to non reefer where the smell originated from...
     
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    chunky bits on its way, so have a :peroni:
     
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    can you imagine the look of horror from the MRS when I opend my skimmer cup ready to clean it the other day at the kitchen sink...she actually thought a smell like that could come from me
     
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    whoooo i can imagine her face lol , this is why i get dylan to clean it , think he will drink it for 20 rand ?
     
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    If he does, it is so going on Youtube :whistling:...he will probably have his usual mishievious smile about his dial after he has done it too, just to prove a point that he is game for anything crazy. LOL, he is a good kid, I wouldn't subject him to that. Shame
     
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    damn that is one sick dude to drink that crap
     
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