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This is a discussion on Deltec MC500 within the Equipment Talk Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; So this goes out to anyone that has ever owned one of these things, i need help. No matter where ...

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    So this goes out to anyone that has ever owned one of these things, i need help.

    No matter where i place it, how i place it, where the air flow is, how high the weir is it just is not pulling skimmate. I either get overflow or nothing. We are well past the break in period of a new skimmer (running for over 6 weeks) and i do have bioload in the tank although it is low. Is it just a matter of not having a large enough bioload to skim or am i just terribly out to lunch with this thing. Every time i think i have it right, turns out i am wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I would still say its too early you say your tank has been running for 6 weeks but I would imagine it has really low load on the system if any. give it 6 weeks with fish in it and then make a conclusion mine took a few months to break in also. sorry I don't have that skimmer but that's my overall experience
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    thanks Dino I just don't want to get this wrong. I appreciate the help.

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    I know when I put that same skimmer in my RSM250 it took me several weeks to get it skimming properly. When I put it in and removed the stock one I had bioload in the tank but it still took forever to get set just right, but once it was set it worked awesome. I watched a lot of utube videos and that helped me a lot as well.
    Good luck Mark
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    I have watched more videos and trolled more forms than I can even think of lol. I did less homework when I had my kids. Everyone just goes in about setting it right.....but there is no right or wrong it seems. Just works or won't! I'm still on the won't phase but I sure am trying

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    Seems like I got it going. So that means time was on my list of things because I haven't changed a thing lol.

    Producing very very wet skimmate, which I am OK with. For now I don't need stanky brown goop to make me happy, I'll settle for stinky gross water and some foam
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    Yeah it just takes some time. I had the Deltec hob skimmer and before you know it you'll be emptying the cup of stank like mad. Enjoy the freedom of not having to empty while you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony1928 View Post
    Yeah it just takes some time. I had the Deltec hob skimmer and before you know it you'll be emptying the cup of stank like mad. Enjoy the freedom of not having to empty while you can!

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    I can't say I'm looking forward to the dark underbelly of successful skimmer operation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Brown View Post
    LOL!

    I can't say I'm looking forward to the dark underbelly of successful skimmer operation
    Haha the first time I ever took a whiff of it was the last time I didn't hold my breath taking it to the sink. And to think cleaning canisters full of discus slime was gross.

    One thing I wished for the Deltec hob was a bigger cup. I couldn't leave it for more than 2 days before it filled up.

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    I saw someone add a dosing pump to theirs and drain it into a pop bottle. That seems up my fat lazy middle aged white guy philosophy in life. Why do today what I can procrastinate until tomorrow

 

 
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