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fasteddie99
03/30/2011, 05:50 PM
Or do I have a problem?:spin2:

I love watching my skimmer with the froth built up in the cup.

Should I be reading a book instead ?? :-/

Cozmo4
03/30/2011, 05:58 PM
For us reefers, yeah, normal. For other "normal" people, yeah, that would be weird. :)

phenom5
03/30/2011, 06:14 PM
I just upgraded my skimmer, so for me...yeah lots of looking at the skimmer. The real challenge is to not constantly mess with it. Just gotta let it do it's thing, get broken in...hand off that gate valve!

Typlus5
03/30/2011, 06:21 PM
My wife thinks it's very weird, I think it's perfectly normal!

Virtuoso
03/30/2011, 06:24 PM
Hahah, a few minutes ago I just got up from the bean-bag chair that I dragged over to the sump to stare at the skimmer and the refuge for a bit. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy. The tank has only been up for like 2 weeks and the only crazy life going on is in the refuge!

Lynnmw1208
03/30/2011, 06:32 PM
I don't stare at it exactly, but I check to make sure it's running right then I stare at my tank which doesn't have much in it lol. I watch the pods and the algae sway in the current lol. my husband makes fun of me.

on the spot
03/30/2011, 06:34 PM
Is it normal to like to stare at your skimmer?

No.

It's also not normal to stuff a glass box with fish and rocks. We are all off a bit.

LaOtIn
03/30/2011, 06:51 PM
heres a thought from Normalville, would you watch your dog poop so intently? lol cause basically thats your tank taking a poop :) :} :]

weezer1
03/30/2011, 06:56 PM
I always watch my skimmer,I guess it is a little weird.

mc-cro
03/30/2011, 07:06 PM
Only after I have been self medicating

weezer1
03/30/2011, 07:10 PM
Self medication only makes it better !!!

03/30/2011, 07:11 PM
Or do I have a problem?:spin2:
Depends, did you move to Delaware from New Jersey? If so, it's the least of your problems. :)

Jeff

ktg113
03/30/2011, 07:12 PM
I just hooked up a etss 800 to a tank of just rock I look at it every time I walk by :)


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rbredding
03/30/2011, 07:15 PM
I've got an MR2 dual beckett skimmer from Myreefcreations.com I watch mine ALL THE TIME!!

I love the short surge of foam while the drainage line is temporarily draining the liquid off the collection cup.. it's ma fav!!

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29652&d=1300326721

Virtuoso
03/30/2011, 07:19 PM
Man, that is a pretty hardcore setup. All that for a 90g? I feel inadequate. Either that or uneasy, one of the two.

dzfish17
03/30/2011, 07:20 PM
I get to stare at a beast (sro xp5000ext).

rbredding
03/30/2011, 07:39 PM
Man, that is a pretty hardcore setup. All that for a 90g? I feel inadequate. Either that or uneasy, one of the two.

Thanks!! yes, it's on the 90.. here's the other side...

Custom MRC Sump and Refugium (sitting on top) by the way.. www.myreefcreations.com is one of the best custom acrylic shops in the world..

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29650&d=1300326675

Virtuoso
03/30/2011, 07:53 PM
Yup, it's the feeling of inadequacy. Still cycling my first tank, but honestly, I am amazed I was able to get water in my 90g. I still don't know how it goes down to the 40g below it and back up. Freakin' magic.

iwishtofish
03/30/2011, 08:44 PM
heres a thought from Normalville, would you watch your dog poop so intently? lol cause basically thats your tank taking a poop :) :} :]

Yeah, but the tank doesn't stare back all self-conscious!

petlaur
03/30/2011, 09:30 PM
It would be weird and abnormal if you enjoy staring at your skimmer more than staring and enjoying your stocked reef/fish tank.;) JMO