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Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by xtreme, 2 May 2011.

  1. xtreme

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    Guys can I switch off the skimmer during the night?
    My chiller is running during the night around 12-1 am as well.
     
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    Nope switching the skimmer off just causes it to take the entire next day to start skimming good again, so then the skimmer will almost take nothing out of the system.
     
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    I'm not a fan of doing that as some skimmers takes a day or two to really settle in nicely and skim properly. It will also not be available as a backup should something go wrong in the tank during the night, eg something get chopped up in a pump...
     
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    Also, some pumps don't like being switched on and off as the pin on the impeller brakes.
     
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    Ok, thanks, lol then I have to get a 600L rated chiller for 220Ltr system volume, the HC-100A doesn't cope:p
     
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    IS it the skimmer giving of all the heat? Usually mine helps with heat loss, I just aim the fan at the skimmer outlet and it cools quickly.
     
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    The skimmer isn't even in the cabinet, keep the door behind it to reflect the heat, lol
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