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I set up a Tunze 9002 Nano skimmer in my 10gal aquarium(1 clownfish, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 green serpent star, 1 turbo snail,4 dwarf blue leg hermits) 5 days ago and Im still not getting any skimate....do I not have a big enough bio load? does it still need more time to break in? do i need to run it in vinegar water? What should I do??
 

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Mite be to little of load!P.S. I'd get rid of the green star before it eats everything in your tank(trade it for any other color(only the green are killers).
 

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its working now and I only went up .001 I cant believe that made all the difference
If you mean the skimmer is working, it would be pure co-incidence as salinity has nothing to with skimming proteins.
 

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O. incrassata is the generally considered the dangerous one...however, the difference is really one made up for the hobby, given the chance the ones we call serpents will take out a fish just as quick as the ones we call brittle...

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i thought the green BRITTLE stars were the killers not the green serpent star
 

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O. incrassata is the generally considered the dangerous one...however, the difference is really one made up for the hobby, given the chance the ones we call serpents will take out a fish just as quick as the ones we call brittle...
i have been thinking about trading it in for something else...better safe than sorry
 

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If you mean the skimmer is working, it would be pure co-incidence as salinity has nothing to with skimming proteins.
Not true, they work better in SG closer to seawater, but with enough power they will work on a pond, that is not the issue with yours, I suspect that its starting to settle in, i doubt that .001 SG is gonna make a big difference

i have been thinking about trading it in for something else...better safe than sorry
Green brittle stars have been accused, personally I have not had a problem with the 3 I have had, but they were in larger tanks, The last one was 12+inces across so they get a bit large for a nano
 

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Not true, they work better in SG closer to seawater, but with enough power they will work on a pond, that is not the issue with yours, I suspect that its starting to settle in, i doubt that .001 SG is gonna make a big difference
That was my point. I should have more precise in my answer. Somtimes I make the mistake of thinking everyone is on the same experience page.
 
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