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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by TNTFishy, Jun 25, 2019.
Pump size difference huge. Vertex on left
Vertex has sturdier build. Reef O much smaller footprint and quieter, but a little top heavy because of narrow base. 20 watts to 11 watts.
About 7 inches of water. Adjustment at “16” per instructions. About 1 1/2 hours later bubbles made it to the cup. Large bubbles at the moment. Will check tomorrow AM.
7 hours later, bubbles settled. A little more light skimmate in cup. I turned setting to 15.
3 days later, I have it set on 10.
Any chance of running them at the same time to see which one ends up pulling the gunk?
Sorry no. I think this is still breaking in. This is day 4 and the gunk is medium colored tea. Rotten egg smell. I’m sure it will get better. My broken in Vertex pulled darker skimmate.
Started it Tuesday evening, this is Sat AM cup.
Setting it at 9 today. One click.
So 9 went ballistic. At 12-13 setting for about a week. The old Vertex seemed to have finer bubbles to the neck. For some reason, the bubbles enlarge in the neck on this skimmer. Skimmate still medium tea.
Large bubbles can sometimes signify oil. You might consider a strong vinegar scrub of that skimmer.
Although some are normal, as small bubbles combine.
Turn down the pump a bit. Raise water level a lot.