Switching skimmer off when dosing calcuim and trace elements

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  1. mandrin

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    hi guys well my 2nd tank up and running for 3 months now .., was thinking will it be a good idea to swicth of my skimmer for 30 to 45 min after i dose my calcuim and trace elements at once ...any suggestions
    thanks guys :thumbup:
     
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  3. brentch

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    Well if you are dosing kalk would it not be better to leave it on, as the calcium hydroxide can bind to phosphates and be skimmed off? Do skimmers remove Calcium that is in solution?
     
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    Skimmers wont remove calcium that is in solution. It wont remove most elements so no need to turn it off when dosing calcium etc.
    It will put out things like some vitamins and amino acids, so its a good idea to witch it off for a while after dosing those things.
     
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    i wouldn`t switch it off but try dose as far away from the skimmer as possible, ie. close to the return
     
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    i dont turn off skimmer at all. I would lift cup off when dosing medication. This way aeration is still taking place
     
  7. mandrin

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    Thanks guys .@,mandrinman great idea
    Never think of that one .
    ....waz Thinkin of tryin stability by sea chem
    Mabe i shud switch of wen i dose that
    As Well
     
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