Running Skimmer Occasionally only

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by Nano Reef Q, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Nano Reef Q

    Nano Reef Q Member

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    I have a Fluval Sea nano tank. My question is: does anyone run their protein skimmer only a few times a week and is this successful? Especially interested in hearing from the smaller tank parameter guts/gals.
    Any cons that anyone experienced??

    I travel alot for work so having a pet sitter monitor or adjust/dial in parameter should foam not be at right spot is just too much.

    I made the decision to run the skimmer the days I am home only. I get a lil stuff but nothing significant on days I've run it while home.
    Just wondering if I am spinning my Venturi "wheels" fruitlessly?! Thx.
     

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    Tuffyyyyy Valuable Member

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    I was looking into a similar situation recently. I have a 20g with a skimmer and hadn't been getting much stuff. What you're suggesting sounds like a plan. I did see some comments about turning the skimmer on and off. Apparently the motor will wear out quickly if you're turning it off and on frequently I.e with a timer. You're not suggesting this but I still thought I should mention it.
     
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