Test ran skimmer

shane

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hi,
I have a question regarding the skimmer that I have just completed.Will it be help to put this skimmer into a plastic container filled with NSW and test ran it? I have read that when a new skimmer is bought it requires a run in period,if by placing this skimmer into a container with sea water can I get it to start skimming?
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shane

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Hi,
At the moment the tank is empty,still busy setting up.I just thought that I could setup skimmer in container of water.
 

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Hi Shane - IF you can get hold of a fellow reefer's old water from a water-change, then YES. If not - don't go and waste your money on mixing salt water to try this. The skimmer won't work.....

Best is to ask a fellow reefer in your area to supply you with some old water they would want to chuck away.... After skimmer this water you could use a small amount of that to "kickstart" your tank's biological system (adding bacteria in to the newly mixed water or NSW - whichever you are going to be using)....
 

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