water hardness affects skimmer negatively.

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by mandarinman, 26 Feb 2011.

  1. mandarinman

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    i have been dosing algae x and carbon dosing and dosing calciumand using a salt mix, had difficulty skimming. did fifty percent waterchange nsw and skimmer kicked in well. dosed carbon again and it came alive even more. deduction if too many mineral type items equals low skimmate
     
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    Water harness can affect surface tension, which will affect skimmer performance:peroni:
     
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