Do You Smell Your Skimmate?

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Do you smell your skimmate?

Poll closed Nov 15, 2017.
  1. Yes, why let the goodness go to waste.

    40.7%
  2. On occasion.

    40.7%
  3. Gross!!

    18.5%
  1. Zotch

    Zotch Member Partner Member 2018

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    This question is akin to cutting the cheese and testing the waters. Do you smell your skimmate before you dump it just to see how rank it is?

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  2. nfrench2100

    nfrench2100 Active Member

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    Every time I don’t know why, but I do
     
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  3. DarkSky

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    Missing poll option: Accidentally.

    I hold my breath until that stuff is far down the drain and rinsed by a lot of water. Carbon dosing makes some rank skimmate.
     
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  4. Crabs Mcjones

    Crabs Mcjones Tank Mechanic R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I try not to, but sometimes it can be so strong you cannot help but smell it
     
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  5. don_chuwish

    don_chuwish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Can't help it - from sump to sink it stinks all the way.
     
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  6. Dj24680

    Dj24680 Member

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    It’s kind of like a fart! You got to sniff just because lol
     
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  7. cracker

    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    You think it smells bad? You should try a shot of that stuff . I dare Ya !:p
     
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  8. Fin

    Fin Is it wet yet? R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    Got a good whiff of it on Saturday - when I spilled my collection cup of vile swill on the tile floor on the way out the door. The wife was thrilled. I had fun cleaning it up too! ;Yuck
     
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  9. vertigo01

    vertigo01 Active Member

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    Once on purpose, just to see what all the stink was about..
    Now I hold my breath, toss and rinse..
     
  10. Mark Derail

    Mark Derail Active Member R2R Supporter

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    My dog backs away lol
     
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  11. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    It's a weird reaction. You know it stinks but ya just gotta make sure. Lol. Then after making sure it smells I'm like "hunny, smell this!?:D:eek:
     
  12. Darryl

    Darryl Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Catskill Reef Member Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Partner Member 2018

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    Yes
    Amazed out how my TUNZE Skimmer produces such VIAL stuff!LOLo_O
     
  13. DancingShark

    DancingShark Well-Known Member

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    lately, yes. It's only because it smells sweet. I don't know if there is something wrong with my skimmer. It didn't always smell this way.
     
  14. DeepBlueSomething

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    In the interest of science of course -- !!
     
  15. FugeTown

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    If you purposely smell it you must not be using a reef octopus, I hold my head far away as I dump it down the sink it's so nasty
     
  16. reeferfoxx

    reeferfoxx Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    My reaction to reading some of these comments

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  17. 75galOCD

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    I don’t intentionally but it has a way of wafting right into my face & I get a sense of gratitude that my skimmer is working! Nuts right?
     
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  18. samnaz

    samnaz Coral Nerd R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    NOT on purpose, but yes, every time I clean the cup I get a sick wiff and gag.
     
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  19. DixieReefer

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    I make the kids smell mine (6,9yr girls) they run every time I open the front panels now.
     
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  20. Bob agren

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    Take a shot glass full before watching Georgia FB vs Alabama. ROLL TIDE,
     
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