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  1. SPS_RSR250

    Algae Scrubber Problems

    Hello Reef2Reef. I set up an IceCap algae turf scrubber on my RSR250 about 4 weeks ago and have been having persistent hair algae outbreak in my display ever since. I kept GFO and AF Zeomix online for the first week, but then weened it off shortly thereafter. I can see some brown algae and hair...
  2. Lylelovett

    Adjusting Skimmer Height in Sump...

    Hi all, My skimmer has been overflowing/going crazy for over a month at the recommended height of 9.58in. Playing around with it I've found that if I raise it to around 5-6in water height it will operate with the bubbles right where they should be. Initially I thought I might build some legs...
  3. Lylelovett

    Skimmer Help - Specifically Bubble Magus Curve A8

    Hi all, So I'm having problems with my skimmer in my first reef tank. I have a well cycled algae growing (maybe some coralline) 5x2x2 mixed reef; sump with internal skimmer and fuge. Current population: 6 fish, 4 LPS frags, 1 Mushroom frag, 2 stars, 3 emerald crabs, and a snail cleanup crew...
  4. alexytman

    Adding new skimmer to nano

    My skimmer is making a load noise so I replaced it. Since skimmer takes a break in how should I approach this, would break in make tank dirty as no skimate ks being pulled. PS I did all I could do with the skimmer, vinegar bath, tweezrs n cleaning every speck.
  5. Lylelovett

    Cycling tank & skimmer start up...

    Happy Sunday everyone! I've got my tank/stand up. Rock and sand is in. Plumbing is done water flowing beautifully. I'm now ready to cycle my tank. I will be using Dr Tim's. When do I start my Bubble Magus A8 skimmer and get it broken in? Do I need to have it broken in BEFORE cycling, or...
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