I was just thinking, after seeing this month Fishkeeping magazine and that gargantuan marine tank that was advertised on the email that announced it. Are there such things as tank maintenance companies?
-----Dont mean to jump in on this post, but my skimmer in my TL550 tank is on all the time, but i have to empty the collection cup at least twice a day as it just seems to fill up with what looks like weak tea and froth, I have the bubbles bubbling halfway up the inside of the collection cup but water still seems to overflow into the collection part of the collection cup.
There is a plastic tube on the side of the skimmer(i dont mean the airline) with a tap on the top does anyone know if this is supposed to be open or closed, any hints ori ideas guys? Thx. ------- I would turn your venturi down / output flow up / input flow down - basically the froth from the skimmer shouldnt immediately be flowing into the collection cup - only when enough froth has built up from underneath it to push it in. Tank water should certainly not be going in there
The skimmer is likely to put small air bubbles into your tank -esp if its a venturi skimmer as it causes the water to take on much more oxygen. My tank has a lot more airbubbles at certain times of the day aswell (e.g. after a days lighting the algae / other greenery will put out some)