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Maxspect Aeraqua Duo Protein Skimmer: Our Favorite Features + Installation & Control Tips!

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Very cool. I have the Aeraqua as well, but have not explored the controller capabilities at all! I just leave it on level 7 with the adjustments on the body/pumps wide open, and it pulls out some nasty gunk!
Yes established tank no problem run it all the time the new tank doesn't need as much. The icv6 is $50 and well woth it for me because I run gyres as well
 

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How is the Ozone test for the skimmer coming along?
Hi, thanks for your support. After more than a month's test, we found that Aeraqua duo skimmers are not able to use the Ozone Air, otherwise, its pipes or base might get eroded by the Ozone Air. So for this question, the answer is negative.
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Hi, thanks for your support. After more than a month's test, we found that Aeraqua duo skimmers are not able to use the Ozone Air, otherwise, its pipes or base might get eroded by the Ozone Air. So for this question, the answer is negative.
Ohh bummer. Thank you for reporting results.
 

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Hi thanks for your support, We are still running test and the test time needs at least over a month until we can know something about it. So your patience is appreciated.
HI guys I have Just bought the maxspect skimmer and I m trying to fit my Ozone pump can you guys give a help on this is it safe how to do it?

Thanks in Advance
 

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Thank you for the quick attention - I am happy to hear that the test(s) are being conducted. I forgot the "Season's Greetings" in my post - I hope yourself and the team can have some enjoyable time over this holiday season and look forward to a complete test (regardless of result). Thanks for all this :) .
Can you give an update on the ozone tests
 
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HI guys I have Just bought the maxspect skimmer and I m trying to fit my Ozone pump can you guys give a help on this is it safe how to do it?

Thanks in Advance
Is the araquã duo safe for running ozone
Can you give an update on the ozone tests
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

Maxspect performed testing for over a month (thanks, guys!) and recently concluded that the AD600 skimmer is not ozone safe.

^You can see their response with photos in this thread.


On the bright side, at least you know before trying it so something disastrous didn't happen.

How are you liking the skimmer so far otherwise?
 

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[email protected]'ve been using the duo 600 for 5 or 6 months with no issues. I've been skimming kinda on the wet side.
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Pulling this much daily. The Last week or so I've been getting micro bubbles in the display. I tracked it down to the skimmer chamber. Also noticed water leaking from the side where the nob is on the body.
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Could these issues be related?
How do I stop the micro bubbles?
Should I be concerned about the leak?
The skimmer is still doing it job but don't like micro bubbles...thanks in advance.
 

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[email protected]'ve been using the duo 600 for 5 or 6 months with no issues. I've been skimming kinda on the wet side.
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Pulling this much daily. The Last week or so I've been getting micro bubbles in the display. I tracked it down to the skimmer chamber. Also noticed water leaking from the side where the nob is on the body.
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Could these issues be related?
How do I stop the micro bubbles?
Should I be concerned about the leak?
The skimmer is still doing it job but don't like micro bubbles...thanks in advance.
Hi, thanks for your support. It's normal the water leakage from the top or sides of the water outlet dial. As you know, once you turn it to a larger power, and fully open the water inlets, while at the same time close down the water outlet, the water in the chamber will get higher, and have no way to go but escape from the water outlet dial. The solution would be turn up the water outlet a little bit, turn down the water inlet, or turn down the power. So there will be a balance of water inside the chamber instead of escaping from the leakage above the dial.

As for the micro bubbles, they also come from the issue that the water level inside the chamber is too high, it needs to adjust the water level to a lower height, then there will be little or no micro bubbles escaping to the sump.
 

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@csmaxspect I been running this skimmer for almost two months now. The skimmer never really worked in my system. My tank is a brand new 170g net volume zeovit system. I have 9 small fish in the tank and no corals (small blue tang ,two clwonfish,midas belnny,five small baby anthias). I feed three times a day and carbon dosing since day one(zeovit). Right now I'm running this skimmer with a 19.5cm water hight (this the highest my sump and stand allowed) and powerlevel at 8 also the water gate level almost fully closed as for the inlet one sidr is fully open the other side fully closed .The skimmer just dose not make proper foam just bubbling. I'm having a baterial bloom right now due to the skimmer not working. Help please.
 

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@csmaxspect I been running this skimmer for almost two months now. The skimmer never really worked in my system. My tank is a brand new 170g net volume zeovit system. I have 9 small fish in the tank and no corals (small blue tang ,two clwonfish,midas belnny,five small baby anthias). I feed three times a day and carbon dosing since day one(zeovit). Right now I'm running this skimmer with a 19.5cm water hight (this the highest my sump and stand allowed) and powerlevel at 8 also the water gate level almost fully closed as for the inlet one sidr is fully open the other side fully closed .The skimmer just dose not make proper foam just bubbling. I'm having a baterial bloom right now due to the skimmer not working. Help please.
Hi thanks for your support. Please kindly make a small video and send to [email protected]. With the small video, we could understand your skimmer and aquarium better so that we could understand what is the issue.
 

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