John D Hirsch MD

Experienced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
St.Louis
A game changer for my 180 sps tank

So what happens when you overfeed? Many things, but one most of us experience is our skimmers "goes crazy". It is a problem for both internal and external skimmers. One is poison to your tank and then other leaves a smelly mess on the floor. It can be maddening. Worse it seems to be unpredictable. Many judge the quality of a new food by its effect on the skimmer rather than the amount fed. My solution was a waste container and auto shut off valve (see attached photo). Problem solved and my sps tank never looked better. How do you manage your skimmer. Do you run wet or dry (less wet)?
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