skimmer gona wild

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  1. shaunn

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    Hi All

    My fish have ich and i am using hebtana it is recmended that u switch ur skimmer off durring the doesing of 10 days last nite i decided to switch on my skimmer and it went wild on me it complely overflowed, is it becuses of the hebtana or what btw the skimmer is skims 121 rated for 750L tank (my tank is 450L)
     
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    I had the same problem, how long has the skimmer been off for?

    I think the skimmer has to be run in again, its like putting a brand new skimmer in, i could be wrong!!
     
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    Yeah its normal when u use herbtana. Just leave it off for 10 days. For the first few hours it will overflow, just remove the cup. It will calm down eventually
     
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    Nope Guys. The dosed herbtana is basically disolved organics. So what the skimmer is doing is removing the left over herbtana out of the water. Be patient , it will sort itself out shortly
     
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    thx
     
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    I had this on my QT tank with a skimmer. I Pm'ed and mailed @HenkHugo just waiting on an answer. Maybe he can shed some light to it. Some LFS say skimmer ALWAYS off some say just keep it off for 3 to 6 hours after dosing.
     
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    last nite i tried the skimmer again and i am sure it is broken i set it to the maxmun seting to have the water leval drop in the skimmer and this thing still over flows like mad is this hebtana that deos this, i dont what to run it like this as i am warried all the skimmate is flowing back in to the tank any suggestions?
     
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    dude....

    RELAX. Its normal for the skimmer to go mad after you dosed herbtana. How long has the Herbtana been in the water? Your skimmer should not run for 10 days with good reason. Then on day 11 switch it back on, and it will still go bonkers. Take the collection cup off and let it run. The bubbles flowing back into the sump is NOTHING to worry about. After a day or so it will be back to normal.
     
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    its been 5 days now and i am seeing improments with my regal tang the other scopus tang is compley curred and i am also suplamenting thee food with garlic and ameno aced vitamin stuff
     
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