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Old 08/19/2015, 03:50 PM   #1568
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Originally Posted by Montireef View Post
The skimmate I dumped in the system was the full content of the collection cup after a couple of weeks working. It was warm and not anoxic since it was on a working skimmer blowing humid air all the time.

I put a drop from the bottom of the cup under the microscope to find lots of nematodes, cilliates of diferentes kinds, heterotrophic dinoflagellates (oxyhrris marina) and tons of bacteria (spiros and cocos). There was a whole ecosystem teeming with life.

I've had my skimmer cup full for a few weeks with the skimmer off. Wonder if I should give it a try?!?!?!

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