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nubes

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i bought a Red Sea Berlin Air-Lift 60 protein skimmer and i also bought the Profile 1500 air pump. It doesnt seem to be working because i dont think the pump is strong enough, that or i am doing something wrong. Whats a good pump for this skimmer and also can the one i have be used for this skimmer if i try.:confused:
 

NaH2O

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I'm not sure. Here is a link to the skimmer on Red Sea's site. If you don't get the answer's you are seeking, perhaps you can contact their technical support.

Red Sea Berlin Air lift

I do have a question: How long has the skimmer been set-up, and what kind of trouble are you noticing?
 

nubes

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thanks alot. the skimmer has just been set up and i was wondering if that was causing a problem that would stop after a while. when i put the water at the marker on the skimmer the bubbles dont reach the cup but when i push the skimmer down bubbles reach the collection cup and murky water seeps into the cup. i dont know if this matters or if it will be ok.
 

Alice

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You made the mark according to the manufacturer's direction and have the skimmer at the correct height?

Some skimmers also have a definite break-in period where they just won't perform well without a thin slick on the sides of the chamber. I've never used the Red Sea though.
 

nubes

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ya its at the right height and everything i just think i need a better pump. ill switch and tell what happens
 

nubes

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ok i switched and it works better everything is solved.
but i have another question about one of my tank inhabitants. My emerald crab has small white barnacles on it. at first it only had a few now it has tons of them all over. I wanted to know if that can hurt my crab or if i should be worried in any way. will the crab molt eventually if they are painful or annoying, or can it only do that when it is growing?
 

Alice

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Glad the skimmer prob is fixed :)

I wouldn't worry about the crab; I've caught some pretty big dungeouness with barnacles all over them. Next time the crab molts it won't be a problem anymore.
 

Paco ala Taco

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Dear nubes,
you seem to be an enthusiastic reefkeeper. im glad that your skimmer is finally set up, as those can be a pain in the rump!
now, your crab should be fine, as barnacles are a natural occurance with crabs. I myself have a freshwater fiddler crab, and golly, is he a joy!
I wish you luck with your tank, and hope that you will keep submitting to the forums, because I will be glad to answer your questions.

Your buddy,

Paco ala Taco
 

nubes

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HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH. you actually got the fiddler thats awsome well paco i do concur they are quit the little ronchouse miscriants on occasion but that is rivaled by their sweet disposition. todaloooo
jack thats great!!!
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