Skimmer Reacting to new decoration?

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I bought a Large ship Decor from Local fish store For my hundred gallon tank and when I put it in last night, I woke up in the morning with the skimmer overflowing.

it’s calm down a little bit as I took it out and cleaned it and I’m still draining an inch off the bottom of the skimmer cup every two hours.

I called the fish store that sold me the ship and they said leave the ship and run the skimmer With the lid off a couple days to see what happens. My skimmer has been like a rock so the only thing new is the ship decoration.

what’s your thinking here?
 

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It sounds like you already know this but that ship is leeching something into the water and I would definitely remove it
 
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Fwiw freshwater decorations like that are generally avoided in saltwater tanks since the salt eats away at them causing them to release junk into the water.
 
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Skimmer back to normal after taking out new ship decor.

I have a two other pieces in the tank for months with no problems.

should I tank them out as well?
Does anyone have decorations in your salt water tank?

The fish store sold me them so I felt it was ok.
 
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