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Old 10/05/2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Green skimmate

Just like subject states. I am getting green skimmate. For those who saw my 90G upgrade thread (being shameless here) know that it is a new tank, and just got my skimmer tuned to produce some skimmate. The skimmate is green! I've never seen anything like it. Mostly brown.

Anyways, tank load is light at the moment - a clown and a gramma, 1 hermit, and 4 snails. I am into green algea phase, could this be linked somehow to green skimmate?

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Old 10/05/2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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It depends what is it pulling out. A lot of the brown stuff comes from feed and fish poo, in your case with a new tank I think the skimmer is pulling mostly microalgae stuff thus the green color.


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Old 10/05/2006, 12:53 AM   #3
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have you ever used medication. metholite green will make your skimmate go dark green


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Old 10/05/2006, 01:02 AM   #4
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have you ever used medication. metholite green will make your skimmate go dark green
nope, never dosed anything except Ca, Alk, and Mg.

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... in your case with a new tank I think the skimmer is pulling mostly microalgae stuff thus the green color.
That makes sense.

I have a UV sterilizer that I have not hooked up yet. Any speculations on what would happen to microalgea spores / skimmate when I hook it up?


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Old 10/05/2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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nope, never dosed anything except Ca, Alk, and Mg.


That makes sense.

I have a UV sterilizer that I have not hooked up yet. Any speculations on what would happen to microalgea spores / skimmate when I hook it up?
Not much color wise, just that now they would be skimmed dead


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Old 10/05/2006, 03:04 AM   #6
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if you havent added any medications or dies lol just leave it. oh just like to know how many cups of this green stuff you pull out a week?


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Old 10/05/2006, 05:18 AM   #7
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mine does the same thime the green is so dark its almost black


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Old 10/05/2006, 12:21 PM   #8
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This is my first cup LOL I just tuned skimmer for the first time and that is what I've got. I'll try to get a picture tonight, but the junk is not dark, but rather light green.


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Old 10/05/2006, 12:34 PM   #9
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thats why mine did first run. It was great what it pulled out on the first run. It only got better ?O_o? Man my skimmer pulls some nasty nasty stuff.


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Old 10/05/2006, 07:12 PM   #10
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yeh sounds like its doing the job. i just got a deltec and it rmoves a full cup a day. so intersting to watch lol.


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