Is my protein skimmer working

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Shanie, 2 Mar 2008.

  1. Shanie

    Shanie

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    Hi Guys,

    i Have a 128 litre Boyu Nano.
    It has a built in Skimmer.
    How does this skimmer work and how can i check if it is working?
    Do any of you have a Boyu Nano?

    Cheers
    Shane
     
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  3. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Shane, there are two easy ways to see

    1. Is the skimmer filling up with a fowl smelling liquid, anything from light grren to almost black and how much
    2. Secondly what is the nitrates in your tank like?
     
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    Hi Shanie -

    Another few questions:
    - how many fish/inverts/corals do you have?
    - do you have a DSB in the nano?
    - How often do you put your hands in the tank (could affect the working of the skimmer)....
    - how often do you feed the tank? (livestock in the tank)
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Check if the skimmer body is filling up with bubbles, second is there a dry foam being created in the neck of the skimmer. Is the foam being lifted up the riser tube into the skimmer cup. If yes to all the above then the skimmer is working, you may just have to dial it in to get the best results.
     
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