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Old 12-10-2011, 7:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys, looking for your personal experiences with this skimmer.

Do you prefer wet or dry skimming? Did the water level in your sump dramatically effect how the skimmer works?

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I have this skimmer. NW-110-6530

Mine drains into a milk jug, not collected into the cup. Works pretty good. I'm upgrading to a larger skimmer though.

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Do you wet skim or dry skim?

Edit: Mine is the model that has a gate valve instead of a wedge pipe

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I tend to wet skim. Occassionally it does pull a dark green skim.

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When you wet skim, were do you keep your water level inside the slimmer? Let's reference in inches either below or above the bottom of the collection cup.

Right now, I am keeping my foam head about 2inches below the collection cup...

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That sounds about right. Maybe 1" in some cases. I reckon I wet skim really because the tube is going into a gallon jug rather than staying in the cup.

I think I would like the valve better the wedge is too sensitive. I use to over flow quite a bit til I learned the system.

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Lol yeah, that's why I went out of the way to get this skimmer. I have seen other skimmers with the wedgeds I wasn't a huge fan just due to the sensitivity.

It is still getting broken in (about 2.5 weeks now) and I am not noticing a whole lot of activity(mainly dry skimming). The tank is a very low nutrient system. No NO3, no PO4. I feed an extremely small amount and request most of my fish to feed off the reef.


Do you feed heavily? What is you total water volume and nutrient levels? J/c. Thanks for your responses so far.

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I have had a lot of education recently.

Display is 120 gallons sump is ~40 gallons. I used to feed heavy. Pretty heavy lps stock load. Around 10 sps corals.

All parameters are now at zero. Po4 was high before. I run gfo and carbon now.

Edit: I'm getting a 3000int soon though.

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Cool, thanks for your input.

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