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djtuzik
09/27/2017, 09:23 AM
I have a 200g with 150g fuge and 40g sump
I have 4 small fish and some corals.
My skimmer neck AquaC 250 neck gets dirty in one day with the brown gunk.
I don't have an issue with over stalking, why does the skimmer get dirty so quickly?!?!?

mcgyvr
09/27/2017, 09:44 AM
Thats what they do.. If you skim wetter it might decrease that some..
Thats also why they make skimmer "neck cleaners"..

Just so you know..
"Under stalking" is just as illegal and creepy as "Over Stalking"... :p

ca1ore
09/27/2017, 09:48 AM
FWIW, of all the skimmer mods and tweaks (and I've 'fallen' for all of them), the ONLY one that works well is the neck squeegee thingamegig.

thegrun
09/27/2017, 09:49 AM
Even though you have a small bio load there must still be a fair amount of proteins and oils in the water that need to be removed. Other than making it a little difficult to see the adjustment level of the skimmate, it isn't a problem. You might try skimming a little wetter.

MurphyLong
09/27/2017, 09:49 AM
4 fish in almost 400 gallons, you're definitely not overstocking, how much are you feeding?

djtuzik
09/27/2017, 10:15 AM
try to feed small but phosphate is an issue....

mcgyvr
09/27/2017, 10:21 AM
try to feed small but phosphate is an issue....

huh?
In a tank that size with 4 small fish?
Something is missing from your story...


Has phosphate always been an issue?
What is the current phosphate level?
How long has the tank been setup?

Please describe what/how/how/when much exactly that you feed.

djtuzik
09/27/2017, 10:28 AM
I used to feed 1 cube of frozen misys every other day
now I do half of cube
1/2 Shrimp a week for Anemone and 1/2 for the serpent stars
tank has been up for about 2 years.