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    Question Quick Question!!

    Can i put my skimmer on the same cycle as my lights?

    on for 10 hours a day, and off at night?

    just wondering?

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    Why not keep it on all the time ?
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    i dunno.. lol..

    i don't even have a skimmer yet lol..

    do skimmers make to much noise for the bedroom? That was my main concern..

    Harley is making mine!! just a hang on back with rio 600 rvt pump..

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    I've seen people running skimmers part time. Do you think that the sync with the lights present a problem? Or are you just asking about part-time skimming? I think people are doing this to avoid potential over-skimming and removing pods, etc which help provide nutritional value.
    Nick

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    I strongly reccomend not going with the RIO pump... I have one of harley's skimmers and the RIO pump is terrible and much noisier than the maxijet's.
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    Nbreau,

    you can use maxi-jets with skimmers? i thought pumps were different then powerheads..

    also were you located?

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    I'm in Fredericton.

    I actually bough a maxiject to hook onto the skimmer but didn't have the right tubbing... you could potentially use a maxijet but it would be best to talk to harley about it.
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    I wouldn't run it on and off like that for 2 reasons. First the skimmer may need to be fine tuned every time it is re-started so if your not there to do that it may not operate efficiently when it is on. Second there is biological breakdown going on in your tank all the time so it should be on all the time. In any case if it is adjusted properly when there is not much in the water for it to pull out it simply will not produce foam.
    Rob

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    I agree 100% with SALTY. A skimmer should be ran 24/7 as they can be persnickity and its a pain to adjust air/flow everytime it comes on. On your tank with few corals theres no worry about overskimming which to me is part mythe.

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    noise im worried about

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