Test ran skimmer

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by shane, 14 May 2008.

  1. 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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  3. lanzo

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    try to use the wc water, that is full of shit.
     
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    Hey Lanzo,
    What is WC water?
    Cheers
     
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    water change, sorry man
     
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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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    NSW will skim,even though its just plain 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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    yip, and if there is no reefer near you, try the LFS
     
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    ask mekaeel:thumbup:
     
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    any time for a fellow reefer :)
     
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