Hey @Tokash23 , thank you. Your setup looked good. Its unfortunate that your tank broke down. Maybe you will be back in the future.Sweet setup makes me miss my 40. Although mine wasnt nearly as cleanly setup as yours is.
Yea for sure im looking forward to see where it takes you. I was so bummed when mine broke i took what livestock i had to a buddy (he promptly killed everything because hes an idiot) and threw most everything away. I just started a pico tank to kind of dip my toes back into the water so to speak.
Its perfectly normal for a brand new skimmer to do that while the gate is wide open for a while. Ive also found that running a skimmer in a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar in a bucket for a while sometimes helps as it remove any manufacturing oils that may be on the body. From what I remember, mine took about 4 days to a week to break in, so give it a week or so
So.... Turned on my skimmer yesterday morning (22h ish running) because I read that it will need to break in. I guess this is normal?
Currently sitting at around 9" water depth.
The manual said 9.5 to 11. I cant raise the water anymore though. I wonder how long should I wait before trying to lower the water or raise the skimmer.