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I've read that using ozone will make your protein skimmer more efficient at removing contaminants, but was never sure whether that meant an increase in the volume collected in the cup per day, or a change in the waste appearance or composition... or what. I've recently introduced ozone into my 65 gal tank, beginning with 50mg/hr for one hour each day. I introduce the ozone into the input of my Mag3 pump, which is connected to AquaC Urchin Pro skimmer. I have noticed an almost immediate reduction in skimmer waste volume. The water just isn't as frothy as it was before. I've had to lower the height of the collection cup just to collect any waste at all! Is this to be expected?
 

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you may want to PM Doug McIntyre at ReefTankLighting, he is using Ozone an considers it the next step up in running the system as intended.


Personally, I have too many creatures that depend on filterfeeding (commensurate Acropora crabs, etc) to run ozone, a well as the potential health issues associated with ozone, but the system will be VERY clear when you do it.

Doug has had much success with using the Ozone with skimming, maybe we can get him to post his experiences here ..







hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge... ;)
 

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I love ozone. My skimmer cant handle the T off on the venturi so I need a skimmer with an ozone port. I run it on an ORP controller which I highly recommend doing. I hook it up at night and let the skimmer "breathe" during the day. You will notice less in the collection cup because ozone oxidizes the junk before the skimmer can get to it but what you do collect will be darker, nastier stuff
 

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I've been using ozone in my 260 for the last 6 months and have noticed a big change in water clarity. My skimmate went from dark and thick to thin and greenish tint. Here's a 3 part article about using ozone in a reef tank. It contains just about everything you want to know and a little more about using ozone....lol
Hope it's OK to post the links. :confused:
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-03/rhf/index.php
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-04/rhf/index.php
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-05/rhf/index.php
 
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