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DIY – You can make it!

You can DIY your own gurgle buster. “Hoofer Gurgle Buster” – A Quiet Overflow “Hoffer Gurgle Buster” – Construction Page You can DIY your own Kaldness filter. We use Kaldness K1 media for our bio-media in our quarantine holding tanks.

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Helpful Links on Livestock Care

The internet is one of the most powerful information channels today. Knowledge is empowering. These are some of the helpful links I’ve referred my customers to for almost 2 decades. Please email me any website links that would be helpful to others and I’ll include on this page. Ed ~aka kmaintl If you are local to […]

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Skimmer Pump Maintenance

Recommended Skimmer Pump Maintenance Interval With Calcium Reactor, Kalkwasser Reactor and/or 2-Part Dosing:  every 3 to 4 months With Deltec Fluidized Calcium Reactor:  every 1 to 2 months Without any of the above:  every 6 to 9 months   Recommended Cleaning Media Distilled White Vinegar (this is what we use) Muriatic Acid EZeClean   1.  […]

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Setting Up the In-Sump Skimmer

I usually recommend that BM skimmers be setup in a small tub with 10%-20% warm vinegar solution and run the skimmer for about an hour in this vinegar bath to remove the production oils secreted by brand new acrylic.  Use only white distilled vinegar, but warm tap water is fine to mix with vinegar.  After […]

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Gravity Feed Your Recirculating Skimmers

We have spent many hours plumbing marine aquarium setups and have definitely made our share of mistakes.  After much trial and error, the below photos seem to work best for gravity feeding a recirculating skimmer directly from your tank’s overflow(s).  Note that the closer the ball valve is to the skimmer with it being as […]

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Adjusting a Recirculating Skimmer

There are 3 controls on a recirculating skimmer:   1. Input to the skimmer is controlled by gravity feed from the tank’s overflow with ball valve “or” a correctly rated feed pump that is matched to your skimmer. 2. Airflow is controlled by a air valve or air clamp.  Any restriction to the air is […]

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