skimmate colour

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by mupwi, 2 Jun 2011.

  1. mupwi

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    hi I have noticed that most peoples skimmate is a dark brown color where as mine is more of a green tea.

    Is this just because most of my ls are herbevors eating green algae or is my skimmer not working properly or what.
     
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  3. KeeganP

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    :biggrin: What ya put in is what you get out..
    So what are ya putting in...?
     
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    I feed a small amount of pelets twice a day and from a auto feeder then normaly feed a pinch of flakes when I get home in the evenings otherwise they just graze the alge of the rocks gravel and back glass all day o and maby 2x a week ill blend up a shrimp or bit of hake and add that
     
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    Is not to do with wether your skimming wet or dry?
     
  6. KeeganP

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    yeah, sometimes when its too wet the colour is not concentrated
    which if it was it would be a darker green or brown...what skimmer do you have? any pic's?
     
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    boyu 310 always skims wet no mater what the setup just wondering why it was green as apposed to brown
     
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    Well as they say you get what you pay for, Boyu skimmers dont work very well.
    the reason it is green is because the gunk its taking out is green :)
    it sonly turns brown when you skim dry. because there is much less water to water it down :)
     
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    ok it still takes out a lot and im verry happy with it it just takes out a bit of water at the same time so I have to empty the cup more often this was mu first skimmer so I dont know if another one would be taking out more or less but its adition to the tank has alowed me to go from having to do 25% water changes weekly to doing 10% changes every second week any less than this and my muscles would get upset without dosing planktonik foods so im still happy with its proformance just curious as to why there was a color difference
     
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    I bet you feeding ocean nutrition formula 2 pellets? If you stop feeding them for about 5-6 days the colour will change back to brownish
     
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    ill check when I get home cant remember the make got them from marco (waterboy)
     
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    lol its like when I drank a whole lot of zappa (the blue one) then I went to the loo and guess what colour it was:lol:
     
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    have you ever tried eating those ffwd energy bars.
     
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    nope, I will now :p .. We are a dirty bunch lol
     
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    lol, what happens?

    I know if you eat beetroot............
     
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    Lol beetroot, tell me that wouldn't freak you out until you remember you had beetroot :lol:
     
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    interesting because when a huge hammer coral polyp of mine was rotting away, the skimmate turned a reddish colour
     
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    *facepalm*:rofl:
     
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