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    Senior Member jjjtoy's Avatar
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    skimmer question?

    How often do you shut down your skimmer to clean the cup? Mine drains into another cup so i never have to empty but the cup is dirty. just let it run or should it be cleaned weekly,monthly....???
    Jason

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    I do mine weekly

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    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
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    it should be cleaned regularly- weekly is good- because the gunk that accumulates on the chamber walls will reduce the foaming ability of the water/air mixture as it rises up in the chamber and then reduce the efficiency of the skimmer. I've heard of people who clean it every day to keep the skimmer in peak performance. There are some skimmers that have a self cleaning function built in to clean automatically everyday
    I'm sure Vince can post a link.....
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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