Urgent help needed skimmer gone nuts

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  1. shaunn

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    Hi all

    i have been dosing my tank with herbtana for 10 days and 2 days a go i put my skimmer back on and now my sump is fume bath what can i do to get the skimmer back to normal should i do a water change?????
     
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    yes
     
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    After the use of Herbatana you have to have a drum saltwater handy as the skimmer will go ballistic.
    Normal thing!
     
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    they don't seam to tell u this on the instructions on the bottle
     
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    Let your skimmer remove what it has to and replace what is removed by the skimmer with fresh salt water. The skimmer will calm down but I dont know after how long as I have never used the product. My skimmer goes bananas for an hour after dosing reefbooster and biodigest and leaving it off overnight. A lot of guys use this extremely wet skimming to do water changes. If you dont have the time to empty out the skimmer cup often (once or twice a day) or the skimmer cup is filling up extremely fast (every few minutes) then set your skimmer to skim drier and do a big water change.
     
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    @Tony
    It seems to be a useful information in your signature, but what concentration of hydrogenperoxide do you use? I guess you can buy different ones, with more percentage or less percentage.

    Damn, to early to read. I just saw it: 30%
     
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    my skimmer is set to the max for dry skimming also i a have raised the hieght of it and it still over flows i am doing a water change to nite about 30% and i will do a nother one on saterday of 30 %
     
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    If you have the time, as the cup fills, empty out and replace equiv amount of fresh salt water..
     
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    that will be every 10 min
     
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    hi all
    i have done about 50% water change and my skimmer seams to be back to normal thx goodness for that and thx guys for the advice
     
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    Glad everything is back to normal, hows the regal?
     
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    the regal seam to be clear of ich but i blow up my uv sterilizer's pump and the the uv sterilizer' blubs are also blown
     

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